LISLE, Ill. (AP) - A prefabricated home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and threatened with demolition has been carefully dismantled and shipped 570 miles to Pennsylvania for reassembly.
After the home's owner died in 2002, a developer wanted the land underneath it, but not the house itself.
The developer eventually donated the 47-year-old crumbling structure to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. The nonprofit group then gave it to a Pennsylvania man under the condition that he restore and preserve it.
The house was disassembled last week.
The high school teacher who's taking it, Tim Baacke, said it will cost more than $100,000 to take the house apart and move it to Johnstown, Pa., and restoration will cost as much as three times that amount. He said corporate sponsors are helping to defray the cost.
Wright home dismantled, shipped to Pennsylvania
Published: Tue Apr 13, 2004 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 06:03 p.m.