|This Frank Lloyd Wright home will soon be open at Crystal Bridges|
in NW Arkansas, about 15 minutes from us.
BENTONVILLE -- An iconic Frank Lloyd Wright house has been dismantled, packed in shipping containers and is headed for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
The museum reports that, as of Thursday, Wright’s 1954 Usonian house, known as the Bachman Wilson House, is on its way to its new home.
Back in January, Crystal Bridges announced they had acquired the house by the legendary American architect. It had been located in the Borough of Millstone in Somerset County, N.J. Due to repeated flooding, the house has sustained significant damage and relocation has been recommended as a means of best preserving the structure.
At Crystal Bridges, the house will be available for study as well as for limited programming and tours.
The Bachman Wilson House will be located a short distance from the museum along its 3.5 miles of trails. Crystal Bridges says they hope to complete the move and reconstruction in early 2015.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. reportedly donated its services to transport the house from New Jersey.
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