New Buyer Wants Frank Lloyd Wright's David and Gladys Wright House to Be Open to the Public
Good news, Frank Lloyd Wright fans and historic preservation junkies. While the latest buyers of the David and Gladys Wright House wishes to remain anonymous, they've hired local attorney Grady Gammage, Jr., who announced this morning that new plans for the house would include public access.
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According to Gammage, the new owners have long-standing ties to Phoenix and are currently meeting with members of the Arcadia neighborhood to talk about their plans, which include restoring the home and furnishings, adjusting the landscaping to reflect Wright's original plans, and opening the space for small tours.
"We have discussed with the City of Phoenix using the Shemer Arts Center as staging for visitation. Visitors would park at that location and be taken to the home by mini bus. We will take all possible steps to limit traffic on residential streets in the area," announced Gammage this morning. "We will need to add a visitor accommodation facility on site with handicap restrooms and conveniences for visitors, as well as space to accommodate an introductory lecture or video. While there are not yet plans for such a facility, we expect that it would be below grade so as to minimize any visual impact."