Frank Lloyd Wright House Already Drawing Museum Visitors

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Jul. 7, 2014 12:00 am  

The disassembled Bachman Wilson House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is now in a Bentonville warehouse.

In addition, a few pieces of the house must be replaced, and trying to find mahogany of comparable quality and dimensions — well, that’s another challenge. “It’s not something that you can typically go to Lowe’s and buy,” Eccleston said.

“It all has to go back like the perfect puzzle,” he added. It’s believed to be the first time that a Wright house has been completely dismantled, moved and then reassembled. Eccleston declined to say how much the effort was costing Crystal Bridges.

The museum hopes to have the Bachman Wilson House open to visitors May 1, but Crystal Bridges is trying to accommodate visitors wanting an in-person view of the process.

“You wouldn’t believe how much access we give the public,” Eccleston said. “You can literally go across Crystal Pond and set up and you can watch board by board going up in October.”



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