Reconstructing Lost Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings

Three long-lost buildings from Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House are being rebuilt brick by brick.

Finding a brickmaker wasn't easy. It took nine years and inquiries into companies in five countries before Belden Brick Co. of Canton, Ohio, was chosen for its manufacturing skills in producing the slender, golden-yellow bricks Wright chose a century ago.

Project architect Ted Lownie of Hamilton Houston Lownie Architects beamed as he watched Wright's exacting details take shape, down to the two types of mortar the nation's foremost architect selected to emphasize the brick's recessed horizontal joints and the appearance of a straight line.

Thanks to Kevin Sarkisian

Full Story: Attention to detail re-creating complex as Wright intended it

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