Friday, October 19, 2012

Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright Home Added To Historic Register

The only fully-accessible home ever designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright is among the latest properties to be named to the National Register of Historic Places.


The U.S. Department of the Interior recently added the Laurent House in Rockford, Ill. to its list of historic places.
The home was designed by Wright in 1949 for Kenneth Laurent, who was paralyzed while serving in World War II. In addition to switches, built-in desks and other features and furnishings designed to accommodate an individual using a wheelchair, Wright crafted the house so that it’s beauty could be appreciated from a seated position.
Read more of Michelle Diament's Disability Scoop article HERE.
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