Celebrating the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright – “wright” in our own backyard!

August 10, 2013

Oregon is home to many things! The stunning and captivating Multnomah Falls; the iconic Stumptown Coffee chain; the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge; and an array of food carts and breweries that make sister cities green with envy! Included within this list, and not known to as many, is a home designed by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright – The Gordon House – located in Silverton, Oregon next door to the Oregon Garden!  And tonight, August 10th, we’re thrilled to join them in their fundraising efforts to continue preserving and restoring this architectural and historical treasure!

Frank Lloyd Wright's, The Gordon House!

Frank Lloyd Wright’s, The Gordon House!

Our newest associate auctioneer, Tim Stuart will join The Gordon House tonight at their 11th Annual Fundraising Auction and Event, inspiring guests to raise their paddles high in support of the preservation and restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy here in Oregon!
The Gordon House is one of the last of the Usonian series designed for American working-class consumers, which in 1939 was considered $5,000 – $6,000 per year. Usonian is the word that Wright used to refer to his vision for the United States – wherein a distinctive visual connection is established between the interior and exterior spaces of a home, freeing the home and surrounding space from previous architectural conventions.

Frank Lloyd Wright's, The Gordon House!

Frank Lloyd Wright’s, The Gordon House!

The Gordon House is based on a design for a modern home commissioned by Life magazine in 1938, and later designed in 1957 for Evelyn and Conrad Gordon. The Gordon House was obtained by the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy in 2001, and is the only publicly accessible Frank Lloyd Wright home in the Pacific Northwest!  Today, the Gordon House Conservancy oversees the continued preservation and operation of the house as a public museum and education center! As The Gordon House has seen over 100,000 visitors since its opening, crucial restoration work still needs to be completed that will contribute dramatically to the visitor’s experience and appreciation of the Usonian house as the residence it once was, and ensure the continued preservation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s treasured legacy! If you’re not able to attend tonight’s fundraising auction and event, but would like to showcase support for restoration and preservation effort’s of this Oregon treasure, contact Molly Murphy of The Gordon House503/874-6006 | E-mail: gordonhouse1957@frontier.com