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Penwern: A Frank Lloyd Wright Summer Place

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Presented by Mark Hertzberg, an author and photographer of several books about Frank Lloyd Wright's work.

Frank Lloyd Wright designed summer cottages for five Chicago businessmen on Delavan Lake, Wisconsin, between 1900 and 1905, including one for Fred B. Jones. The Jones commission was part of an estate, with a gate lodge, stable, and boathouse, all designed by Wright. The summer cottages that Wright designed in Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, and Ontario, among other sites, have been largely glossed over in the literature. Mark Hertzberg will present Penwern's story with a rich collection of historic and contemporary photos. The story also touches on Wright clients Ward W. Willits and Henry H. Wallis, among others.

Hertzberg's book about Wright’s Penwern estate on Delavan Lake will be published by the Wisconsin Historical Society in the spring of 2019.

Admission to "Penwern: A Frank Lloyd Wright Summer Place" lecture is $5 per person.


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