by Michael R. Allen
One of the two Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Gary, Indiana burned on Monday. Fitting that Wright again follows Sullivan.
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A Daily Dose of Architecture: Charred Wright
The Place Where We Live: Another One Bites the Dust: FLW in Gary, IN Goes up in Flames
When we were last in Gary, we met with the city planner to discuss another building. He was talking of his valiant attempts to work with the impoverished owner of this house on a restoration plan.
Like many such plans in Gary, time and money worked against it, and fire trumped all. Of course, the building’s condition before the fire was terrible, unlike the great condition of the Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chicago. The frame-and-stucco house had suffered major interior damage, including floor collapse, due to water intrusion.