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 façade, 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.