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Thursday, December 15, 2005
FEMA threatens to demolish Sullivan/Wright cottages damaged by Katrina
Courtesy of Joan Pomeranc of AIA Chicago, here's info from AIA/Architect online and the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy on the desperate efforts to save Ocean Springs, Mississippi beach houses, designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright in 1890, that were gravely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The Charnley cottage and guest cottage have been declared "not reasonably restorable," by FEMA, which is about to turn them over to the Army Corps of Engineers to be cleared away as rubble.
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Thanks for the acknowledgement! Those interested in these two houses should also see this month's issue of Metropolis, in print or online, for an article discussing who really did the designs: Sullivan or Wright. The preservation/reconstruction issue is touched on as well.
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