Fundraising is still underway to move the 1935 William Wesley Peters-designed Peters-Margedant House in Evansville, IN. The University of Evansville and historic preservation groups are trying to raise the remaining $40,000 to move the home to the University of Evansville campus where it will be restored. Read and watch more here.
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The Journal Sentinel features and interview with and a look at the Usonian life of Joshua Drew, who owns the Edgar Tafel-designed Louis H. and Marie Hamilton House in Racine, WI. Read it here. If you want to get a look at this remarkable home for yourself, then get your tickets for the Wright & Like 2016 Racine — Sixty Years of Organic Architecture tour here!
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Frank Lloyd Wright fan Nicholas N. dropped us a line to say how much he enjoys PrairieMod and to share a link to his Instagram page all about Frank Lloyd Wright for PMod readers to enjoy. Check it out here.
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Larry S. sends word that people passing through Redding,CA should stop to tour the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Pilgrim Congregational Church, UCC. One may take a self-guided tour during office hours or call the Church Office to make arrangements for a docented tour. There is no charge for tours and photography is allowed. There is a handicapped entrance available. However, to see the model showing the complete building design requires negotiating steps or taking a long round-a-bout walk. For more info, follow the link.
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SWNews4U reports that Preservation architects from Isthmus Architecture, Inc. were in Richland Center sampling and photographing the concrete, brick, and grout on the exterior of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed A.D. German Warehouse. The efforts were done to determine condition and gather information so that the A.D. German Warehouse Conservancy, Inc. (ADGWC) can work with them to prepare grant proposals and complete restoration plans. Read more about it here.
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Heidi R. sends a heads up that Pleasant Home Foundation is conducting a tour of two George W. Maher & Son buildings in Marquette Park, Gary, Indiana on June 5, 2016. Christopher Meyers is leading the tour and the group is excited to be collaborating with the City of Gary, their Park District and others who are intimately involved with the restoration and operation of the Bathing Pavilion and Aquatorium. More info and tickets available here.
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In honor of Frank Lloyd Wright's birthday, Lawrence Technical University will be offering a tour of three Michigan Wright-designed Usonian homes Saturday, June 4, 2016. The tour includes the Gregor and Elizabeth Affleck House, the Melvyn Maxwell Smith House in Bloomfield Hills, and the Dorthy H. Turkel House in Detroit. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased here.
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Ephraim Pottery, a fixture in the Arts and Crafts Revival Movement, celebrates its 20th year in business with a new collection of hand-thrown and sculpted vases and art tiles. These pieces explore new themes as well as build on the studio’s signature designs. The tiles and vases range in price from $35-$550. More after the jump...
Mark H. sends a link to the wonderful photography of Tom Blanchard and his series of MCM houses and cars shot under moonlight he calls "Midnight Modern." Check out more of these beautiful architectural images here.
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The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and Curbed Chicago send word that the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Louis B. Frederick House (1958) in Barrington Hills, IL has found a buyer after only 3 days on the market. Read more about it here.
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The LA Times features U2 guitarist The Edge's decade-long effort to build a multi-structure estate on a pristine hilltop in Malibu, CA. After much resistance from the Coastal Commission, it seems The Edge is about to get permission to build 5 houses designed by Taliesin-trained architect, Wallace Cunningham, on the stunning site ranging in size from 7,000 to 12,000 sq. feet. Read and see more here.
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Frank Lloyd Wright made his indelible mark in the Chicago area, where he lived and worked for the first 20 years of his career. As the gateway to Wright’s Chicago, the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust offers a variety of tours this season that survey the groundbreaking architect’s most important buildings. Get all the details after the jump...
Explore Racine, WI's Wright and some of its unique Organic Mid-Century Modern treasures on the upcoming Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin's Wright & Like 2016 house walk. The eleven site architectural adventure through sixty years of Organic Architecture begins in 1905 with the Thomas P. Hardy House by Frank Lloyd Wright and wraps up in 1965 with The Prairie School, designed by Wright's apprentice Charles Montooth and Taliesin Architects. More info after the jump...
As reported by Iohud.com, people have a chance on June 4, 2016 to get a look at the Massaro House on Petra Island in New York, which was based on a design by Frank Lloyd Wright (and the center of controversy and rumor over the years). Tickets are $100 per person and include boat transportation to the historic house. Proceeds benefit Center for Safety & Change. For tickets and information contact Irene Tsetsekos at (845) 634-3391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PrairieMod reader John A. sends a link to the news that MCM architect John Black Lee, who was a leading proponent of the Glass House School of modern residential architecture in New Canaan, CT, died of natural causes at the age of 91 on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Read more about his life and legacy here.
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The other bit of Modern Illinois news is that Frank Lloyd Wright's Louis B. Frederick house in Barrington Hills, IL just hit the market for $795,000. This 1958 Usonian is on a staggering 10 acres and looks stunning from the photos. Check the listing info and photos here.
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