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Wright in the Bay Area: Two California Events Added


The Marin County Civic Center, along with nine other Wright structures, have Marin County Civic Centerstarted the process to becoming UNESCO Wold Heritage sites. Commissioned in 1957 and completed in 1970, the Marin County Civic Center was Frank Lloyd Wright’s last major work and the largest public project of his career. The Post Office, included in the Marin County Civic Center site, was also his only constructed work for the United States Government. Instantly recognizable by its domed library rotunda, 200-foot gold anodized spire and the long, rounded, glass-topped walkways that flow into the hills, the Civic Center was completed after the architect’s death under the supervision of protégés and long-time collaborators Aaron Green and William Wesley Peters. Recent work on the Civic Center has included a $2 million roof restoration to repair leaks and restore the original blue anodize fascia to the concrete. In a multimedia presentation, Lynda Waggoner, Director of Fallingwater and FLWBC board member, will discuss the World Heritage nomination process as well as the particular merits that warrant the inclusion of the Civic Center on this list.

Following the lecture, attendees will have a chance to meet Ms. Waggoner as well as Conservancy board members and Wright homeowners at a wine and cheese reception.

Saturday, June 5, 2010
11:00 a.m.
Marin County Civic Center
San Rafael, CA

>>Marin County Civic Center Brochure

Walker House - InteriorOne of Wright's most unique and site-specific residences, the Walker House will be opening its doors to the Conservancy for a benefit dinner on Saturday, June 5. Sited on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Pacific, the natural beauty surrounding the Walker House is perfectly complimented by the exquisite efficiency of Wright's geometric design, delicately hewn into the landscape.Rarely accessible to the public, this is the first time that the Walker House will host an event of this kind.

>>Walker House Brochure
>>Walker House RSVP




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