There's an extremely important news item this week for all of us who appreciate and respect the future of our cultural heritage. Louis Sullian's National Farmer's Bank in Owatonna, MN is being threatened with thoughtless signage and you can help do something to stop it. Be sure to take action today!
Keep Calm and Wright On!
Help Prevent Ugly Signage Being Added To Louis Sullivan Bank!
Steve S. lets us know the the city of Owatonna and Wells Fargo Bank are proposing to put some truly hideous banners on the Louis Sullivan Bank there—one of the most beautiful buildings in the state.
If you care about keeping this architectural treasure from being desecrated with crass signage, then please write an email telling Wells Fargo to stop this action and send it to Katie Godfrey, Director of Conventions & Tourism Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism in Owatonna (320 Hoffman Dr. Owatonna, MN 55060 | 507.451.7970, ext. 108), so she can take them to the corporate offices.
The only catch is that she needs the letters by end of day today (Wednesday, April 12). So support the cause and write an EMAIL of support TODAY then send it to Katie Godfrey at email@example.com.
Don't Miss Presentation on Frank Lloyd Wright's Schwartz House
The Fon du Lac Reporter reminds us that the Wade House Historic Site will continue to celebrate the 150th birthday of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright with the second lecture of the "Frank Lloyd Wright: A Wisconsin Original" monthly speaker series at 1 p.m. on Saturday April 15, 2017.
Michael Ditmer, co-owner and manager of "Still Bend" in Two Rivers, will present a lecture titled "Still Bend, Frank Lloyd Wright's Bernard Schwartz House.” The lecture will be preceded by a complimentary reception featuring microbrews and light hors d'oeuvres, which will begin at 12:30 pm. Follow the link to learn more. Read more.
Neutra’s Little-Known Modernist House on the Prairie
The mid-century architect, Richard Neutra, was commissioned to design in an area outside his usual California setting. The Sioux City, Iowa residence would be his first of only two in the Midwest. Karen Emenhiser-Harris made a trip to see the legendary home and spoke with the original owner about getting the home built. Read more.
Unity Temple Restoration Spring 2017 Highlights
The Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple Restoration Foundation has posted an update to their restoration efforts on Facebook. This update shows the progress being made with various craftspeople and Foundation members giving insight to the whole process. View here.
Now Showing in Los Angeles: Schindler-Designed Kallis House
The Kallis-Sharlin Residence, designed in 1946 by architect Rudolph Schindler, with later additions by Josef Van der Kar, and L. A. Ten architect Leroy Miller, is on the market. Originally designed for artist Mischa Kallis as a residence and studio—art and music have always flourished in this dynamic space. Read more.
Oak Park Couple Opens Their Home for Wright Plus Housewalk
The Daily Herald reports that Ken and Patty Hunt, who have owned Frank Lloyd Wright's spectacular Arthur B. Heurtley House on Oak Park's famous Forest Avenue since early 2007, will open it to the public during the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust's annual Wright Plus Housewalk on May 20, 2017. Read more.
Taliesin West Receives National Acclaim as Travel Destination
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has published a list of articles relating to Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and laboratory in Scottsdale, Arizona. National news organizations have joined the discussion about what makes this National Historic Landmark so extraordinary and these articles help us to learn more about what Taliesin West offers to visitors from around the world. Read more.
Video: Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West in 1950
There's no shortage of interesting videos on YouTube and another one surfaced on the Wright Chat Message Board this week that is worth a look. Charlie Dean Archives shows us Frank Lloyd Wright's Arizona House and Studio: Taliesin-West in 1950. View here.
Edgar Tafel's Hamilton House Offered For Sale
Edgar Tafel's Hamilton House in Racine, seen recently on the Wright and Like 2016 tour, is being offered for sale by its current owner. The search is on for the next excellent steward of this house, but the owner does not want to show the house just to show it. So if you're a serious buyer, email us at mail[at]wrightsociety.com and we'll put you in touch with the seller.
See photos of the home here and read a feature on the home here.
Bucket List: 6 Cities Architecture Students Should Visit Around the World
Architizer created a list of cities with architecture "must sees" for those interested in important and inspiring buildings. We definitely agree with both Chicago and Buffalo, especially with reference to the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright! Read more.
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