Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wright's Right Keep Pushing for Fallingwater on UNESCO List

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wright's Right Keep Pushing for Fallingwater on UNESCO List

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The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has been working since 2002 to have a handful of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings, including Fallingwater in Fayette County, added to a prestigious list of global architectural treasures. Although the effort recently experienced a bump in the road, the long-term prospects look good.

The conservancy is spearheading efforts to get 10 of Wright's masterpieces in seven states added to the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Best known to Pittsburghers is Fallingwater, built in 1936 for department store owner Edgar Kauffman Sr. The others represent other high points in Wright's career and breakthroughs in design. (Kentuck Knob, another Wright structure in Fayette County, is not among those being considered for the list; the 1950s house was among the last he built. …

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