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Saved: The James Irving Temporary Residence

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 03, 2012 01:05 AM
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by Eric last modified May 02, 2012

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy reports that they have successfully coordinated a deal with a preservation-minded individual to save and restore the Wright/Schindler-designed James Irving Temporary Residence (1920). Due to the constraints of time and budget, the cottage could not stay on its site and had to be moved to save it. Read more after the jump... According to the FLWBC press release, "...the new owner, who plans to use the cottage as a...




 

 

Screen shot 2012-05-02 at 9.22.41 AMThe Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy reports that they have successfully coordinated a deal with a preservation-minded individual to save and restore the Wright/Schindler-designed James Irving Temporary Residence (1920). Due to the constraints of time and budget, the cottage could not stay on its site and had to be moved to save it. Read more after the jump...

According to the FLWBC press release, "...the new owner, who plans to use the cottage as a weekend and summer retreat combined with an overnight stay house, will invite the Conservancy to evaluate the restoration when it is finished sometime in 2013. He will dismantle the cottage and will reconstruct it at its new location north of Chicago. Saving the little Wright/Schindler cottage was only possible thanks to an alert preservationist, a network of experts across the country, the involvement of the Conservancy, a developer who agreed to do the right thing, and another builder anxious to restore and preserve a piece of the Wright legacy."

This is indeed an important preservation win and I look forward to the day when I can see this architecturally important little building restored back to its former glory. We'll be sure to follow the progress of restoration and report back wit hthe results!

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Now, all that remains is to find a steward to buy the John S. Van Bergen house and save it from an uncertain future. I've walked through the house and it is a wonder. If you want to live "PrairieMod" and save an important architectural work, please contact Landmarks Illinois or the realtor and make a difference by securing the main Irving Residence.

Images copyright Mark Hertzberg



 

 

 
 
 

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