Some exciting news from my neck of the woods (Rockford, Illinois)…this Frank Lloyd Wright gem will soon be opening its doors as a museum!
The famous architect built The Laurent House (home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Laurent) in 1956, and the couple lived here 56 years.
After Mr. Laurent’s passing, plans to designate the house a national historical designation began.
This is the famed architect’s only handicapped-accessible home, built for Ken Laurent who was injured in WWII.
The museum will open in April, but my husband and I were so excited to glimpse a peek at the exterior that we took a bike ride over to ooh and ahh.
Except for carpeting (which covers concrete floors and will be removed before the opening),
everything is in original condition!
The community came together this summer for a ‘Party at Frank’s House’ to raise funds for the Laurent Foundation.
I am so pleased our town will soon draw visitors from around the globe to tour what Frank referred to as ‘his little gem.’
Need more encouragement to visit?
I will meet you there and hook you up with THE BEST chocolate on the planet right here in Rockford.
Peace to you right where you are.