Frank Lloyd Wright house moves to architect-themed US park
A home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is being dismantled and reassembled in a park dedicated to heritage architecture.
For more than 60 years the house stood tucked in the woods on the south side of Cloquet, Minnesota,, little-seen and little-known as the city developed around it.
Now, after being on the market for years, the R.W. Lindholm House has been deconstructed and its pieces are on their way to Pennsylvania, where they’ll be reassembled and the home opened to the public by a group dedicated to conserving Wright-designed structures.
The house’s most recent owners, Julene and Peter McKinney, are descendants of Ray and Emma Lindholm, who originally commissioned Wright to design the structure and wanted to see it preserved.
“The decision to relocate the house was a very difficult one for us. The house has been in our family for over 60 years and our son, David, grew up there. The three of us believe this solution is best for the long-term survival of the house,” Peter said.
Moving the house to Polymath Park in the small town of Acme, Pennsylvania., will preserve the house while allowing the public access to it, he added.