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Don't Snuff Out The Lamp House

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 17, 2013 01:33 AM
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by Eric last modified May 16, 2013

News comes in on the first of two neighborhood meetings that occurred this week on development projects just east of Madison, Wisconsin's Capitol Square that could have a serious impact on the future of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Lamp House. More after the jump... Community members attended meetings Tuesday night to listen to the concept pitch of a 10-story hotel (proposed to be built near the Lamp House) by the Alexander Company and Wednesday night...




 

 

Screen Shot 2013-05-15 at 9.03.53 PMNews comes in on the first of two neighborhood meetings that occurred this week on development projects just east of Madison, Wisconsin's Capitol Square that could have a serious impact on the future of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Lamp House. More after the jump...

Community members attended meetings Tuesday night to listen to the concept pitch of a 10-story hotel (proposed to be built near the Lamp House) by the Alexander Company and Wednesday night saw another meeting on the proposal by the Rouse Company to demolish four houses near the Wright-designed home to build a six-story apartment building.

I've received word that The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has contacted the City Preservation Planner, the Madison Landmarks Commission and the mayor to express its concern about proposed “development projects towering over and surrounding this single family house in the middle of the block,” with enormous negative effect on the special landscape and context that Wright created for the  Lamp House. These projects, if built, would  obstruct views to and from the house and destroy “the neighborhood feel, residential character and integrity of the northwest portion of the block which is so important to the Lamp setting.”

Read more about this troubling situation here and here. Hopefully something can be done to stop the destructive nature of these proposed developments so that the integrity of the historic neighborhood and the Lamp House can be maintained. If you want to help, become a member of the FLWBC here to support this and other preservation efforts.

Image credit: Kristian Knutsen


 

 

 
 
 

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