Growing up in a Frank Lloyd Wright house

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Growing up in a Frank Lloyd Wright house

Author Kim Bixler will speak March 25 in a presentation from Onondaga County Libraries.

Onondaga County Public Library As one of the most iconic architects in American History, fans of Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as historical preservation enthusiasts, wont want to miss this free virtual program sponsored by the Petit Branch of Onondaga County Public Libraries. Central New York played a critical role in the history of the Arts & Crafts style, or Craftsman Style, that Wright is famous for. Our area has many examples of Arts & Crafts architecture, as well as being home to the famous craftsman Gustav Stickley. In this program, author Kim Bixler will share her experience growing up in a house designed by the famous architect. Her family bought the Rochester, NY house built by Wright in 1908, and she will share all of the unique experiences they had while living there. Learn about Arts & Crafts architecture, as well as the quirks of the architect himself. Bixler is the author of Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House and she was featured in the PBS documentary Frank Lloyd Wrights Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years. Bixlers family owned Frank Lloyd Wrights prairie-style Edward E. Boynton house (1908) from 1977 to 1994. Kim started giving tours of her family home when she was eight years old - sharing Wrights architectural design details, revealing her favorite hiding spots and dodging the habitually leaky roof. A graduate of Cornell University, Bixler has traveled the country giving lectures at numerous Wright sites including Taliesin West, Unity Temple, the Darwin Martin House, Wrights Mason City Iowa sites, the Marin County Civic Center and the Hollyhock House. Kim will recount the tumultuous history of the house through a presentation of family photographs, historical documents and personal anecdotes ending with a Q&A session with participants. The program will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 25th, via Zoom. The event is free but registration is required. Please visit www.onlib.orgto register. The event is sponsored by the Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. The dining room of the Edward E. Boynton House. Photo courtesy of Kim Bixler. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. Disclaimer Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/21). Read more

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