Destination Detroit

Destination Detroit
Saturday, August 13, 2011


Join the Conservancy for a Usonian trilogy in the Motor City featuring three houses with similar plans but dramatically different relationships to the surrounding environment.

Sited in a wooded natural amphitheater, participants will enter the Gregor and Elizabeth Affleck House (1941) at grade and peer out the cantilevered living area at a stream bed below. The Melvyn Maxwell and Sara Stein Smith House (1946) presents a more serene lakefront lot while the Dorothy Turkel House (1955), Frank Lloyd Wright’s only realized two-story Usonian Automatic, is sited on a large urban lot. The Turkel House will also host an evening wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, allowing participants to tour the house and grounds at their leisure.

Bus transportation will be provided to take participants between all three locations. The bus will depart and return to the Radisson Hotel Detroit-Bloomfield Hills (39475 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304).
Make a reservation online or call 1.800.395.7046. Mention or use code FLW to receive the Conservancy’s $89/night rate.

Registration is $150 for Conservancy members and $185 for non-members.



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