Wright's East Bay Buehler Usonian opens
up May 17 for a preservationist fundraiser
A wonderful, amazingly intact Frank Lloyd Wright house in the bucolic suburb of Orinda will soon open its doors as a benefit for one of the Bay Area's most active preservation groups.
The Buehler house, built in 1948 for Maynard and Katie Buehler, will be open on May 17 as a fundraiser for Oakland Heritage Alliance, a group that fights to preserve buildings and landscapes throughout Oakland and that puts on dozens of tours, lectures, and other events annually. It was founded in 1980.
The event, 'Modernism Masterfully Melded with Nature: Frank Lloyd Wright's Buehler House Tour,' is actually two events. On Tuesday May 5, at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, author Alan Hess will give an introduction to the tour itself.
His talk, 'How the West Shaped Frank Lloyd Wright,' will start at 7 p.m. at the chapel, located at...