Frank Lloyd Wright: An Evening Talk and Tour at the Neils House
Friday, Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m.
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In partnership with the Minnesota chapter of DOCOMOMO, the Minnesota Historical Society presents a rare opportunity to enjoy a unique Frank Lloyd Wright home inside and out. The house was built in 1950 for Henry Neils, president of Flour City Ornamental Ironworks. Mr. Neils spent over a year working to secure an appointment with Frank Lloyd Wright to design his Minneapolis home. After Neils sent Wright a set of photographs of his lot and its view of Cedar Lake, Wright agreed to meet the family. The house incorporates scrap marble, larch, and aluminum window frames, all unusual materials for Wright. It also features innovative mechanical systems and heating.
Join us for refreshments and an informal lecture about Wright and the Neil house’s features by architectural historian and author Jane King Hession, followed by self-guided tours of the home.
Jane King Hession is an architectural historian and writer with particular interests in twentieth-century architectural design and historic preservation. She co-authored books on Ralph Rapson and Frank Lloyd Wright, and is currently working on monographs on Elizabeth “Lisl” Scheu Close and John Howe. She is a partner at Modern House Productions.
DOCOMOMO is an international organization with national chapters in 59 countries and a membership of over 2000 individuals. It is an important presence in conservation and in architectural culture, worldwide, working in partnership with other international organizations, national governments, and regional and national associations.
Event will be held at 2801 Burnham Boulevard, Minneapolis.