Frank Lloyd Wright http://northernpublicradio.org en Rockford Frank Lloyd Wright Home Now On National Register http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockford-frank-lloyd-wright-home-now-national-register <p><b>Laurent House Opening Date Set</b></p><p>Good news came in twos today for Rockford's Laurent House, the only home Frank Lloyd Wright designed specifically for wheelchair accessibility. The house has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. And the Laurent House Foundation, the not-for-profit group that purchased the home earlier this year, has announced the date it will open as a museum -- June 8th, 2013, Wright's 146th birthday.</p><p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:47:50 +0000 Susan Stephens 20046 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford Frank Lloyd Wright Home Now On National Register UPDATE: Sold! Preservationists prevail at Laurent House auction http://northernpublicradio.org/post/update-sold-preservationists-prevail-laurent-house-auction <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Rockford&rsquo;s only home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is a step closer to becoming a museum. A community group was the winning&hellip;and only&hellip;bidder in yesterday&rsquo;s auction of the Laurent House. Jerry Heinzeroth says members of The Laurent House Foundation have worked very hard over the past four years to get to this point. He says they&rsquo;re extremely happy with the fact that the house will become a permanent part of the community, thanks to the support of donors, including the state, the city of Rockford, and Winnebago County.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 05:56:29 +0000 Susan Stephens 3918 at http://northernpublicradio.org UPDATE: Sold! Preservationists prevail at Laurent House auction Rockford's only Frank Lloyd Wright home up for auction http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rockfords-only-frank-lloyd-wright-home-auction <p>&nbsp;</p><p>A small, yet significant, home goes up for auction next week in Rockford&hellip;and a group of preservationists is racing to come up with the money to ensure it becomes a community centerpiece. WNIJ&rsquo;s Susan Stephens has more on the house Frank Lloyd Wright called his &ldquo;little gem.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>See more photos on our Facebook page:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150520550275030.426983.34098270029&amp;type=1">http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150520550275030.426983.34098270029&amp;type=1</a></p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 13:22:18 +0000 Susan Stephens 3490 at http://northernpublicradio.org Rockford's only Frank Lloyd Wright home up for auction