- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

HAMPSHIRE, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois family is seeking historic designation for a house designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1ei1QZ1) a state advisory group will review whether the Muirhead House in Kane County should be included on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wright designed the six-bedroom home in 1951 and it was built two years later. Robert and Elizabeth Muirhead lived there until moving to Wisconsin in the mid-1980s.

The house stayed in the family. It was extensively restored in 2005 and opened, for a time, as a bed-and-breakfast. While the bed-and-breakfast business ended, the family still allows public tours.

The Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council will consider the application Friday. The home is located about 40 miles west of Chicago.

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Online: https://www.illinois.gov/ihpa/Preserve/pages/illinois-historic-sites-advisory-council.aspx

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