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FLW designed, built in 1952, house faces demolition
Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:27 am
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."
Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:24 pm
Time magazine picked up this story this week.
Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:58 am
Latest update in NYT
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.”
Posted: 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..."
Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:24 pm
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:05 am
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:26 pm
Can't seem to get to either of these latest links.
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:40 pm
Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:32 am
https://www.savewright.org/index.php?pa ... tory_id=95
Donations to this preservation organization are always welcome.