- 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.


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

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