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Wright's Westhope House In Danger

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 10, 2014 01:08 AM
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by Eric last modified Apr 09, 2014

The Tulsa World reports that Preservation Oklahoma is out with its list of 2014 most Endangered Places in the state and sadly, the Frank Lloyd Wright designed "Westhope House," a concrete block home he designed for his cousin in 1929, Richard Lloyd Jones (and one of only three Wright-designed structures in the state) makes the list. The article does not not expound on why it's endangered, but as more information comes to light, we'll be...




 

 

Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 7.45.01 AMThe Tulsa World reports that Preservation Oklahoma is out with its list of 2014 most Endangered Places in the state and sadly, the Frank Lloyd Wright designed "Westhope House," a concrete block home he designed for his cousin in 1929, Richard Lloyd Jones (and one of only three Wright-designed structures in the state) makes the list. The article does not not expound on why it's endangered, but as more information comes to light, we'll be sure to report. Read the article here.

UPDATE after the jump...

I received a message from David Pettyjohn, Executive Director of Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.about why "Westhope" was added to this list. He writes:

"Thank you for your message and for sharing the news about our endangered list.

Westhope was nominated by a group of local preservationists concerned about the lack of maintenance taking place on the property. The owner lives out of state.

The house is a remarkable treasure and one of only three Wright structures in the state. The selection committee believed that if the lack of needed maintenance continues, the structure could be seriously damaged."

Let's hope placing the spotlight on this unique and important work of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture will help ensure its safety.

Image via Tusla World


 

 

 
 
 

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