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FLW designed, built in 1952, house faces demolition

Postby scowsa » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:27 am

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An interesting story about the complexities of preservation in AZ. The line that stood out for me is "the demolition company the developer had hired, concerned about razing a Wright house, called to check that the permit was valid."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/03/arts/design/frank-lloyd-wright-house-in-phoenix-faces-bulldozers.html
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Postby scowsa » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:24 pm

Time magazine picked up this story this week.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2126646,00.html
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Postby scowsa » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:58 am

Latest update in NYT

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/us/phoenix-buyers-of-a-frank-lloyd-wright-home-reconsider.html

Reading this angle, I am empathetic with the new owners who were apparently quite ignorant about FLW. As one of them says
“Does the house deserve landmark status? Yes. This place needs to be preserved,” he said. “But when three Wright granddaughters sell it for $2.8 million, for me to carry the cross for Frank Lloyd Wright, that’s not fair.”
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Postby Futura Girl » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:56 am

"ignorance of the law excuses no one"

i don't have much empathy for these owners. i have a tough time believing that they had no idea it was a FLW and don't know who he was. Especially with it being located in Phoenix - a bastion of Wright. You don't think that somewhere along the line of a million dollar plus property deal some realtor said - this is a FLW.

Plus they dropped over a million on the property... usually most people know a little about something they pay over a million dollars for. I think they thought they could pull a fast one and then now are saying, "but officer I didn't know I was speeding..."
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Postby scowsa » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:05 am



Well, unfortunately they did not

Buyer ends pursuit of embattled Frank Lloyd Wright house in Arizona
[url]http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-frank-lloyd-wright-house-20121112,0,5438290.story[/url]
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Postby Futura Girl » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:26 pm

Can't seem to get to either of these latest links.
what happened???
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Postby scowsa » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:40 pm

Futura Girl wrote:Can't seem to get to either of these latest links.
what happened???


Here's a working LA Times link. The prior one apparently got changed.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-frank-lloyd-wright-house-20121112,0,5438290.story
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Postby egads » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:32 am

Good news!

https://www.savewright.org/index.php?pa ... tory_id=95

Donations to this preservation organization are always welcome.


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