New Owners at Wright's V.C. Morris Gift Shop in San Francisco

Following a flurry of sales activity for Wright houses on the market in the first half of the year, the V.C. Morris Gift Shop (1948) in San Francisco was acquired by a new owner in July. A high-end designer fashion boutique is planned for the commercial property at 140 Maiden Lane, replacing Asian antiques dealer Xanadu Gallery, which closed Aug. 8. The exterior of the building is protected under a local landmark designation, and the Conservancy is currently discussing the preservation of the interior, widely known to be based on the earlier Guggenheim Museum design of 1943, with city officials.

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