Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Saturday, July 20

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A Frank Lloyd Wright house in suburban Lisle has been disassembled and shipped to Pennsylvania, because the homeowner died in 2002, and a developer wanted the land that the house sat on, but not the house itself. The house has been given to a man in Johnstown, PA, who will spend more than $100,000 restoring and renovating the house. The building is one of Wright's least expensive designs and was intended for mass production, which made it easy to disassemble and transport.

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