Premiered November 21, 2005
WNED continues the exploration of the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House complex with the second of three programs on the efforts. In this installment, Lynda Waggoner, the Executive Director of Fallingwater, discusses what a Frank Lloyd Wright restoration project can do for a community with host Drew Kahn and John Courtin, Executive Director of the Martin House Restoration Corporation . With her long association with Wright’s masterpiece in Mill Run, Pennsylvania , Waggoner has a unique insight on the Martin House’s economic potential .
Video segments provide a brief walkthrough on the Martin House complex with Kahn and restoration architect Ted Lownie of the architectural firm of Hamilton, Houston, Lownie. Viewers can witness the progress made since the first SAVING A LANDMARK program. There is also a “Glass of the Martin House” segment that showcases some of the artistic windows displayed in the house.
In addition to these SAVING A LANDMARK specials, WNED-TV is producing a national documentary for PBS on Wright’s relationship with Darwin Martin and the role Wright’s early work in Buffalo played in his career.
These Wright projects are funded, in part, by a grant from The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation.
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