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Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Opens Restoration Resource Center

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The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Restoration Resource Center, an extensive archive of resources for the conservation, restoration and preservation of historic buildings, opens March 12, 2015 and is a service available to all Trust members. More after the jump... “The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is committed to helping historic property owners preserve their own sites,” said Karen Sweeney, staff preservation architect. “With decades of experience in the care and management of Wright buildings, the Trust...




 

 

FLWStudioEntJamesCaulfield72dpiThe Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Restoration Resource Center, an extensive archive of resources for the conservation, restoration and preservation of historic buildings, opens March 12, 2015 and is a service available to all Trust members. More after the jump...


 
“The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is committed to helping historic property owners preserve their own sites,” said Karen Sweeney, staff preservation architect. “With decades of experience in the care and management of Wright buildings, the Trust has amassed a wealth of information.”
 
Consultation services available at the Restoration Resource Center include:
 
· Detailed information on the interior and exterior finishes, leaded glass and furniture of Wright’s Prairie years.
· Advice on historic building care and maintenance.
· Extensive records of paint samples from the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Unity Temple and Robie House.
· Archival samples (plaster fragments, wood trim, roofing, piping, doors, masonry and art glass) that assist with researching original and replacement buildings materials.
· Advice on products, suppliers and materials.
· Access to a network of preservation specialists, including architects, conservators and craftspeople.
 
Consultations can be scheduled by email, telephone or in-person. Contact the Restoration Resource Center 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday at (312) 994-4034 or research@flwright.org.

In conjunction with the opening of the Restoration Resource Center, the Trust will host two panel discussions, Restoring Historic Sites…The Wright Way, 7 p.m., Thursdays, March 12 and 26 at Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park.
 
Experts speaking at the panel discussions at Unity Temple will highlight practical and theoretical issues in the preservation process.
 
100 Years Later: Rehabilitating Bach House and the Ravine Bluffs Development on March 12 will feature architects John Eifler and Gunny Harboe. Eifler will discuss the history and rehabilitation of Ravine Bluffs, a Wright housing development in Glencoe, Ill. Harboe will discuss his restoration of Wright’s Emil Bach House in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.
 
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Challenge to Historic Preservation on March 26 will feature Daniel Bluestone, professor and director of the Historic Preservation Program, University of Virginia, and Richard Longstreth, professor and director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, George Washington University. Bluestone and Longstreth will talk about the challenges and rewards of restoring Wright’s historic buildings.
 
Admission is $8 and free for Frank Lloyd Wright Trust members and volunteers. Register here.
 
Annual memberships to the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust start at $50. For more information, visit flwright.org/joingive/membership.

Image caption: Studio entrance at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, Ill. Credit: Courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Photographer: James Caulfield


 

 

 
 
 

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