Jeff Chusid: Saving Frank Lloyd Wright: The Preservation of Meaning, Materials, and Modernity

Built more than 85 years ago, the Freeman House was an experiment born out of Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision of a new kind of architecture for the middle class and for modern America and it stands as a case study of the fascinating and complex world of historic preservation.

Hear the story of this complicated house from preconstruction to present day from CRP associate professor Jeffrey Chusid, who lived in the house and later became its director and preservation architect. Chusid discusses the power of Wright’s architecture, the interaction of people and place, and the concepts and challenges of historic preservation.