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A.D. German Warehouse In Good Hands

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 20, 2014 01:04 AM
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by Eric last modified Apr 19, 2014

News reaches us that The A.D. German Warehouse Conservancy, Inc. (ADGWC), a newly-formed Wisconsin not-for-profit corporation, formally assumed ownership of the A.D. German Warehouse, the significant Frank Lloyd Wright-designed landmark in Richland Center, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Read more after the jump... The only building designed by Wright in the community where he spent his initial childhood was transferred to the group through the generosity of local philanthropists, Glenn and Mary Schnadt. This achievement...




 

 

Screen Shot 2014-04-19 at 9.30.46 AMNews reaches us that The A.D. German Warehouse Conservancy, Inc. (ADGWC), a newly-formed Wisconsin not-for-profit corporation, formally assumed ownership of the A.D. German Warehouse, the significant Frank Lloyd Wright-designed landmark in Richland Center, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Read more after the jump...

The only building designed by Wright in the community where he spent his initial childhood was transferred to the group through the generosity of local philanthropists, Glenn and Mary Schnadt. This achievement is the culmination of a concerted grass roots effort initiated nearly two years ago and supported by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.

Wright designed the warehouse in 1915 and it was constructed between 1917 and 1921, although it was never completely finished and has been largely vacant for most of the last 9 decades. The four story brick building is capped by an elaborate concrete frieze, an important example of Wright’s innovative use of exposed poured concrete. The building is structurally quite sound but in need of repair from decades of deferred maintenance.

The mission of the new organization is to complete the necessary restoration and rehabilitation of the 99 year old building to open it to the public. The ADGWC has retained Isthmus Architecture of Madison to assist in the preparation of a comprehensive feasibility plan as the first step in the process.

For more information on how you can help this new organization in its efforts, contact Lon Arbegust, President of AD German Warehouse Conservancy, Inc., via email at larbegust@gmail.com.

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