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Wright and Like 2015

 

Thank you to the homeowners, 100+ volunteers and 600+ guests who made this event a huge success. See you in Racine in 2016! 

 

 

Frank Lloyd Wright in Milwaukee

Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright designed, American System-Built Home, Model B1

Located at 2714 West Burnham, Milwaukee, WI. The home is open for tours the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. In addition, from May to October, tours are also available on the 2nd Friday on the month. Reservations are not necessary. 

 
Restoration Progress

This American Systems-Built Home - Two Flat, Model "C" is located at 2732-34 West Burnham, Milwaukee, WI. The home is currently being restored and will soon be open to the public as part of the interpreted historic site on West Burnham Street in Milwaukee, WI

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Newly Discovered FLLW Home

June 5, 2015 - Milwaukee

HOUSE IN SHOREWOOD, WIS., IDENTIFIED AS FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT DESIGN

Rare discovery of a Wright Home uncovered by Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin 

[Milwaukee, Wis.] — A previously unidentified Frank Lloyd Wright design was revealed today in Shorewood, Wis. The house at 2106 Newton Avenue was constructed in 1917 as an American System-Built House, a venture Wright undertook to design, develop and market well-designed houses to a broad market by using standardization to make them affordable.

“The home is an exact match to a drawing in the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives,” said Mike Lilek, Curator, American System-Built Homes, at Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin.  “I received a tip about the Newton home a few years ago and brushed it off. Only 433 Wright designs were executed and they are well-known and carefully researched, so I thought it couldn’t be.  When I finally visited the home I discovered many similarities to the Wright homes I care for on Burnham Street in Milwaukee.” Lilek wanted to leave no stone unturned and found himself at the Milwaukee County Historical Society’s Research Library.  “I remember jumping and making a lot of noise in the library at the Milwaukee County Historical Society when all the pieces fell into place and I knew I had discovered another Wright building.” Lilek has since checked around the country and no one can recall the last time an actual Wright building was discovered. “It’s been at least a decade. This is so incredibly rare and unusual,” said Lilek.

 

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