Restoration

Restoration

The museum has begun a multi-phase restoration plan to return the house to many of its original specifications. Two years of research, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, laid out a plan for complete restoration of the House. Phase 1 of the construction was completed in 2016. It included removal of the existing paint, and restoring it to its original color with a coating that protects the steel structure. Phase 2, completed in June 2018, included separating the house from the museum hallway and revealing its original fac╠žade, complete with the carport and new front door. The iconic entrance of this historically significant building is now visible for the first time in over twenty-five years and allows its unique features to be fully recognized by visitors and the larger art and design community. Phases 3 and 4 will convert the floor plan back to its original and add/repair finishes to the interior.

Consider a tax-deductible gift today to help restore the architect’s original design. Honoring the past will educate and inspire future generations.