Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust announces 2014 Legacy Year "All Wright" Housewalk

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By Community Editor

Courtesy Andrea L. Brown

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the 40th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, which owns and operates the Home and Studio, 2014 is designated as the Legacy Year.

To mark the Legacy Year, the Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk in Oak Park, Ill. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 will be an "All Wright" event featuring eight private homes and three public buildings all designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built his family home and workplace in 1889 with a $5,000 loan from his employer, Louis Sullivan. It is the oldest Wright site in the world that is open as a public museum. The Trust estimates that more than 2 million people from around the world have visited the site since it opened to the public in 1974.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust was founded to restore the Home and Studio and open the site for tours. The Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk was established in 1975 and continues to be the Preservation Trust's primary annual fundraiser. The Home and Studio restoration sparked an interest in historic preservation in Oak Park, Ill. resulting in the establishment of the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

For a limited time, tickets to the 2014 "All Wright" Housewalk will be offered at 2013 prices: $85 Preservation Trust members; $100 non-members.

Limited offer tickets to the 2014 "All Wright" Housewalk will be available for sale Saturday, May 18 at the Home and Studio, 931 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, during the 2013 Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk.

Limited offer online sales will be available Monday, May 20 through Monday, June 10 at GoWright.org.

Preservation Trust President & CEO, Celeste Adams stated, "2014 will be a special year for us to reflect on the unique contribution Frank Lloyd Wright made to American architecture and design, and on the story and accomplishments of his Chicago years. We look forward to welcoming the next generation of visitors to the place where it all began 125 years ago."

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