Restoration at Wright's Home and Studio

A fall restoration project is underway at Wright’s Oak Park Home and Studio. Over the next few weeks, the wood shingle roof will be replaced, as well as shingles on the east and south gables of the house. Two chimneys will be tuckpointed—one over Wright’s Library and the other over his Drafting Room.

Oak Park contractor Von Dreele-Freerksen Construction Company is handling the work. They are well-known in Oak Park with over 30 years of experience restoring historic homes. They have worked on over 25 Frank Lloyd Wright homes.

The first phase of restoration work has begun, with project completion expected at the end of October. This project is funded by the Goshorn-Schumann Trust. Dawn Schumann was a founding volunteer and first President of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.

The Wednesday Journal recently interviewed Doug Freerksen, co-founder of the Von Dreele-Freerksen Construction Company and asked him more about the project. Read article

Restoration Photo Album

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