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David & Gladys Wright House Preservation Alert

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 14, 2012 01:05 AM
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by Eric last modified Jun 13, 2012

There has been some historic preservation drama in Phoenix, AZ this week. News came in from The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and the Arizona Preservation Foundation that the future of the David & Gladys Wright home, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1952, could potentially be threatened. Learn more about this story after the jump... The David & Gladys Wright House is a rare example of a Frank Lloyd Wright residence designed for one...




 

 

Screen shot 2012-06-12 at 4.49.50 PMThere has been some historic preservation drama in Phoenix, AZ this week. News came in from The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and the Arizona Preservation Foundation that the future of the David & Gladys Wright home, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1952, could potentially be threatened. Learn more about this story after the jump...

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The David & Gladys Wright House is a rare example of a Frank Lloyd Wright residence designed for one of his own children and is comprised of concrete block formed into a flowing composition of circles and arcs. It is one of the elder Wright's most important residential designs—to lose it would be devastating.

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Upon learning the news, local preservation groups and networks (like Modern Phoenix), along with the FLWBC, mobilized quickly and made their case last night to the City of Phoenix Planning Commission—which luckily voted decisively to initiate consideration of an historic preservation overlay and landmark designation for the home. This gives the situation some breathing room so that a hopefully a mutually beneficial situation with the owner can be reached to ensure the preservation of the home.

Follow the link to learn more about the story and what you can do to support the effort to save this one-of-a-kind building. The best way to help support Wright-related preservation causes like this is to become a member of the Frank Lloyd Wright building Conservancy here. We will follow this story closely and let readers know what more can be done.

All images copyright Jarson&Jarson Real Estate/via Facebook photo album



 

 

 
 
 

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