MAY 2, 2012: FLW Building Conservancy Members invited to virtual tour and book talk

When Frank Lloyd Wright decided to leave the American System-Built Homes out of his autobiographies, the heritage of almost 130 designs—and as many as 30 built houses—was called into question. Some were forgotten for half a century, and likely others are still lost. Members of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy are invited to join author Nicholas Hayes and his wife Angela on a virtual tour and presentation to see what can be learned when an orphaned house is rediscovered. The Elizabeth Murphy House is the last ASBH known to have been completed—Model 203, unearthed in 2015—and the protagonist in the new book Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House.

This “virtual” event (via zoom) will feature a look at the historic neighborhood context, a tour focusing on details of the home and a short reading of its history, as well as time for Q&A.

Sunday, May 2
3:00 p.m. CDT
Via Zoom
Free – FLWBC Members


MAY 17, 2021: Taliesin’s Catherine Boldt to Join Conversation About “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House”

The Shorewood Historical Society, the Shorewood Public Library, and Boswell Book Company will co-host an evening with Nicholas D Hayes and Taliesin’s Catherine Boldt (Educational Outreach Docent) as they discuss Hayes’ findings in the new book Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House.

This “virtual” event (via zoom) is open to everyone, everywhere and will feature a discussion of Wright’s first attempt to design affordable housing via his American System-Built Homes project; what worked and didn’t work, and how Shorewood’s Elizabeth Murphy House (and ASBH Model 203) contributed to the program’s demise yet lives on as a prime example of Wright’s ASBH thinking. There will be a reading, views of the tiny house highlighting historic details, Q&A, and Boswell’s will offer personalized books to interested readers.

Monday, May 17
7:00 p.m. CDT
Via Zoom
FREE – Open to the public