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Preservation

In 1976, Taliesin was declared a National Historic Landmark by The National Park Service. Since then, Taliesin joined the ranks of “Priority 1” threatened landmarks — a status shared by only 5% of the nation’s other 2,500 National Historic Landmarks. In 1994, Taliesin was put on the list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Taliesin is a gem set in the rolling countryside, and like anything of great value, it requires constant attention and care.

Like any building, Taliesin remains exposed to the elements and suffers the ravages of the often harsh Wisconsin climate. In time, routine repair and maintenance must be supplemented with more intensive physical intervention. For Taliesin, that time is now.

Our in-depth preservation efforts thus far have given us greater insight into Frank Lloyd Wright and his work while expanding our understanding of the vision that drove his techniques. Taliesin offers scholars and visitors alike an unrivaled opportunity to experience the breadth and depth of Wright’s genius.