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Ravine Bluffs Planters Will Get The TLC They Need

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 29, 2012 01:05 AM
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by Eric last modified Jul 28, 2012

We received word from the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy that they've been in touch with folks at the Village of Glencoe, Illinois about restoring the damaged planters associated with the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ravine Bluffs development and they've received positive news. Learn more after the jump... The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy forwarded the following response to the restoration concern they received from John Houde of the Village of Glencoe: "The three planters are...




 

 

6a00d8341bf72a53ef0167688e311f970b-800wiWe received word from the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy that they've been in touch with folks at the Village of Glencoe, Illinois about restoring the damaged planters associated with the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ravine Bluffs development and they've received positive news. Learn more after the jump...

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy forwarded the following response to the restoration concern they received from John Houde of the Village of Glencoe:

"The three planters are owned by the Village of Glencoe. The one at Franklin and Meadow the Village has a maintenance easement for the portion that is not located on public property. They have been maintained by the Village over the past 30 years. The missing metal light fixtures (not operable) on all three monuments were donated by a resident about 10 years ago using plans I had prepared. The monument you noted at the corner of Franklin and Sylvan had been patched over a period of years by the Village. Several large chunks of concrete, about 20% of the bottom half of the round ball portion of the monument fell off about two weeks ago. The Village will be removing this debris. It is anticipated that the re-pouring of concrete for the bottom portion of the “ball” will require funds from our Village’s next year municipal budget and/or from private contributions...We anticipate obtaining a projected budget cost in the near future."

It's great to hear that the Village of Glencoe will be pursuing the restoration of these important decorative designs associated with this very special architectural community. Thanks also to all the efforts undertaken by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and their network of concerned volunteers who help watch and protect these important cultural gems. We'll be sure to follow the story and post images of the planters when they are restored.

Image copyright John Eifler



 

 

 
 
 

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