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FLWPT Fully Acquires Wright Home And Studio

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 09, 2012 01:05 AM
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by Eric last modified May 08, 2012

The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust recently announced that they purchased the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, IL from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and are now sole owner of the property. Find out more after the jump... As further stated in the official announcement: "This transfer of ownership marks a new chapter in the history of the legendary Oak Park, Illinois landmark. For nearly four decades, the Frank Lloyd...




 

 

Screen shot 2012-05-08 at 9.04.49 AMThe Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust recently announced that they purchased the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, IL from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and are now sole owner of the property. Find out more after the jump...

As further stated in the official announcement:

"This transfer of ownership marks a new chapter in the history of the legendary Oak Park, Illinois landmark. For nearly four decades, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust operated the historic site as a co-stewardship with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. As an innovative preservation strategy at the time of the original purchase nearly 40 years ago, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust was given the option to acquire the property during the term of a lease with the National Trust.
 
From July 2011 to January 2012, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust conducted a Quiet Campaign to gather sufficient local donor support to finalize the purchase. Now, as owner, the Preservation Trust will initiate a public campaign to establish a Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Fund for the perpetual upkeep and maintenance of Wright's Home and Studio. This campaign will commence on June 1 at the start of this year's Wright Plus weekend and conclude on August 31. Donations at all levels will be welcome. Look for details in the weeks ahead.
The original spirit of our agreement with the National Trust was an acknowledgement that the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust would be capable of the financial and other responsibilities of independent ownership of this important cultural property. We are excited to assume this responsibility and grateful to our partners at the National Trust for their friendship and steadfast support these many years, and for their unwavering commitment to the historic preservation of significant properties throughout the United States.
 
As a member of the Preservation Trust, you help make it possible to present our Wright sites to the public and renew Frank Lloyd Wright's vision for future generations. We look forward to welcoming you at the Home and Studio soon, and thank you for your ongoing support."

Congratulations to the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust for their superlative stewardship and ongoing efforts to preserve and present the important cultural gems under their management. Learn more here and support the organization here.

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