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Preservation Preservation Projects

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View towards the bridge at Taliesin

 

Reshingling the Lower Court roof at Taliesin

 

West Wing retaining wall prior to structural repair

 

West Wing retaining wall during structural repair

 

West Wing retaining wall after structural repair

 

Paving restoration at Taliesin

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of Unity Chapel after 2011 reroofing

 

 

 

 

 

View from the Hillside Studio roof looking towards the Assembly Hall

 

 

Repointing on the east facade of the Assembly Hall

 

 

East Corridor bathroom with floor removed prior to rehabilitation

 

 

Hillside studio sawtooth roofs prior to recoating and repair

 

 

Hillside Studio sawtooth roof after recoating and repair

 

 

View of Romeo & Juliet Windmill from the Hillside Home School

 

 

Historic photograph of the Thomas Lloyd Jones Farmhouse

 

 

 

Tan-y-Deri

 

Taliesin students work to install HVAC ducting in the basement of Tan-y-Deri

 

 

 

View from the middle court at Midway Barns

 

Repair of the calf pen roof at Midway

 

View of the bridge at Midway Barns

 

Shoring lines in place in the calf pens at Midway

 

 

 

 

View to Bryn Canol from Midway Barns

 

View of the valley

 

View of the Hill Crown at Taliesin

 

Completed Projects

 

 

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Taliesin

Project Description Year Completed Fund Source
Complete rewiring of the Taliesin complex 1988 Getty Foundation
Conservation Management Plan 1993 Getty Foundation
Restoration and repair of Mr. Wright's BedroomTerrace 1993 TPI
Rehabilitation of Hill Wing apartments 1994 TPI
Restoration and reconstruction of Mr. Wright’s studio terrace and lower court cantilevered pier and slab 1995 TPI
Restoration of Mrs. Wright’s bedroom exterior 1996 TPI
Draft summary historic structure report and historic photo/chronology database 1997 TPI
Comprehensive restoration of studio office wing following damage caused by 1998 loss of tea circle oak 2000 Insurance (Ace USA)
Connection of Taliesin complex sanitary system to local treatment plant 2004 Save America’s Treasures
Stabilization of hillside with installation of site drainage and foundation underpinning 2005 Save America’s Treasures
Taliesin re-roofing 2005 Save America’s Treasures
Stabilization of retaining wall at the Farm Wing 2009 WHEDA
Repair and replacement of masonry at the Entry Steps, the pool in the Garden Court, and flagstone outside of the Garden Room 2009 WHEDA/TPI/Donations
Structural repair to southern lower portion of Wrights’ Living Quarters 2010 WHEDA
Restoration of the Wright Bedroom wing interiors 2010 WHEDA/TPI
Re-roofing of Lower Court Roof 2010 TPI
Restoration of Taliesin Breezeway Entry Roof 2010 TPI
Completion of structural repairs and re-roofing of the West Wing 2011 WHEDA/TPI/FLLW FND
Interior foundation underpinning and repairs to the Guest Wing 2011 TPI/FLLW FND
Underground tank abatement at Taliesin Residence 2011 FLLW FND
Annual repair/maintenance of material and mechanical systems   TPI/FLLW FND


Unity Chapel

Project Description Year Completed Fund Source
Re-wiring of chapel 1989 Unity Chapel, Inc.
Bee removal and repairs to chapel west wall 2008 Unity Chapel, Inc./
TPI
Annual repair/maintenance of material and mechanical systems   Unity Chapel, Inc./
TPI

 


Hillside

Project Description Year Completed Fund Source
Reconstruction of drafting studio trusses and roof 1979 FLLW FND/
State Historical Society
of Wisconsin
Rewiring of Hillside Home School complex 1979 FLLW FND/
State Historical Society
of Wisconsin
Comprehensive restoration of West Corridor dormitories and bathroom: foundations, structure, roofing, and finishes 1996 TPI
Comprehensive reconstruction and repair of entry and bridge roofs with stabilization and repair of gallery roofs 2002 TPI
Installation of a new sanitary system for the Hillside Home School complex 2005 TPI
Repair and rehabilitation of theater bathroom 2006 TPI
Repair of failed portions of studio flooring 2006 TPI
Repair and installation of new roof membrane at the Dana Gallery 2006 TPI
Repair and installation of roofing at Theatre Foyer. Installation of fluid-applied membrane to flat roofs of Foyer and Theatre 2006 TPI
Structural repair and re-roofing of the Assembly Hall roof along with masonry repairs to Assembly Hall chimney 2007 TPI
Restoration of Hillside Theater Curtain 2008 FLLW FND
Re-upholstery of Assembly Hall benches 2008 FLLW FND
Comprehensive restoration of East Corridor dormitories and bathroom: foundations, structure, roofing, and finishes 2009 TPI/
FLLW FND
Installation of new roof system on Hillside Studio Saw Tooth Roof 2010 TPI
Hillside Comprehensive Chronology 2010 TPI
Re-pointing of East Assembly Hall Masonry wall, along with repairs to exterior planter 2010 TPI
Installation of new air conditioning system in the Drafting Studio and kitchen and dining room 2011 FLLW FND
Annual repair/maintenance of material and mechanical systems   TPI/FLLW FND


Romeo and Juliet Windmill

Project Description Year Completed Fund Source
Windmill Reconstructed 1992 FLLW FND
Windmill Well Sealed (WDNR Order) 1996 TPI
Structural and finish repairs to the
floor and wall of windmill balcony
2009 TPI
Annual repair/maintenance of material and mechanical systems   TPI/FLLW FND

 


Thomas Lloyd Jones Farm

Project Description Year Completed Fund Source
Rehabilitation of Pig Barn into Preservation Shop 1992 TPI
Structural repair and re-roofing of Uncle Thomas’ House 2001 TPI
Replacement of asphalt three tab shingles with cedar roofing 2007 TPI
Annual repair/maintenance of material and mechanical systems   TPI/FLLW FND

 


Tan-Y-Deri

Project Description Year Completed Fund Source
New cedar roofing installed replacing non-historic asphalt shingles 1997 TPI
Historic structure report 2001 TPI/Jeffris Family FND
Comprehensive structural repairs   2001 TPI
Rehabilitation of second floor bathrooms 2001 TPI
Comprehensive rehabilitation and structural repair of the Engineer’s Cottage main level and roof 2010 TPI
Comprehensive restoration project plan completed in conjunction with the FLLWSA 2011 Taliesin Fellows/TPI
Annual repair/maintenance of material and mechanical systems   TPI/FLLW FND

 


Midway

Project Description Year Completed Fund Source
Comprehensive structural repairs to Midway Complex c. 1983 FLLW FND
Complete rewiring of the Midway Complex 1989 FLLW FND
Draft historic structures report 1994 TPI
Re-roof and insulate upper cottage 1994 TPI
Trenching and installation of new underground electrical service 1995 WHEDA
Artifact / collection storage constructed inside the Midway main barn 2009 TPI
Re-roofing of the Midway complex 2009 TPI/
Frank Lloyd Wright School
of Architecture
Stabilization of calf pen under lower cottage 2009 TPI
Repairs to grading and drainage 2009 TPI
Structural stabilization/restoration study for the Train 2010 TPI
Repairs to structure and finishes in the lower cottage 2010 Donation
Structural stabilization/mothballing of Train 2010 TPI
Annual repair/maintenance of material and mechanical systems   TPI/FLLW FND

 


Landscapes

Project Description Year Completed Fund Source
Strategic landscape plan 1998 TPI
Rehabilitation of Entry Bridge by waterfall 2006 Save America’s Treasures/
Donation from Denny Sanford
Prairie restoration 2008 Fish and Wildlife Services
Prairie restoration 2008 WDNR
New underground electric service
to Taliesin
2009 TPI/Alliant Energy
Estate-wide public signage 2010 TPI
Annual interior road maintenance   TPI/FLLW FND
Annual trail maintenance   TPI
Annual specimen tree replacement/care   TPI
Annual landscape maintenance   FLLW FND