Gordon House plans Taste of Wright fund raiser

September 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community

The Gordon House Conservancy will hold the 13th annual Taste of Frank Lloyd Wright Friday, Sept. 25, 5 p.m. at the Eastbank Contractor Appliances Showroom, 800 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland. The Gordon House is located in Silverton, adjacent to The Oregon Garden.

The event brings together well-known Northwest chefs providing cooking demonstrations in state-of-the-art kitchen technology showrooms. Oregon breweries and wineries led by Advanced Sommelier Robert Volz will provide tastes for guests to sample.

Proceeds will benefit the preservation and restoration of the only Frank Lloyd Wright building in Oregon and the only one open to the public in the Pacific Northwest.

Crucial restoration work still needs to be completed to the Gordon House which will contribute dramatically to the visitor’s experience and appreciation of this historic Frank Lloyd Wright structure in Silverton.

Tickets can be purchased at www.thegordonhouse.org. The cost is $60 per person or two for $100.

Frank Lloyd Wright, considered by many to be the greatest American architect of the 20th century, designed the house for Conrad and Evelyn Gordon in 1957 for their farm in Clackamas County. Construction of the three-bedroom, three-bath home was completed in 1964.  With the passing of Evelyn in 1997, preservationists and architecture fans made an effort to save the house from demolition and move it next to The Oregon Garden.

The home was reconstructed and opened to the public in March of 2002. The house is a demonstration of significant innovations by Wright and his organic architectural concepts. This house is iconic and a treasure for all Oregonians.

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