Saving the Most Important Modernist House in Cincinnati

Date: April 30, 2014 — 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Saint Louis Art Museum Auditorium Fees: Free and open to the public
         FLWHEP members receive reserved seating
Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Founder and Chair
   The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
Paul Muller, AIA, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Preservation Association
Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Paul Muller, AIA, will speak about saving the 1938 Rauh House, a modernist landmark in Cincinnati. The International Style house is considered the residential masterpiece of architect John Becker, who attended Washington University Architecture School with Charles Eames and I.E. Millstone. The speakers will tell the story of how the house, Mrs. Pulitzer’s childhood home, was brought from near destruction to pristine condition.
Presented with support from the Regional Arts Commission.
2014 Dates: May 18, June 22, July 20, August 24 — 5:30 p.m.
Location: The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park
Fee: $30 per person, $25 for FLWHEP members
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park is again offering summer Twilight Tours. Enjoy light hors d’ouevres and stroll the grounds of Ebsworth Park at 5:30 p.m. followed by a docent-led tour from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Reservations and payments must be made in advance. Tours limited to 10 people. To make a reservation, please e-mail or call 314-822-8359.
Midwestern Originals

Date: June 8, 2014 — 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park
Fees: $125 per person
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park will celebrate Mr. Wright’s 147th birthday with a benefit party, MIDWESTERN ORIGINALS, on Sunday, June 8, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the grounds of Ebsworth Park.
Acclaimed St. Louis musician Pokey LaFarge will perform a concert at 3:00 p.m. At just 30 years old, Pokey performs worldwide and has been featured on A Prairie Home Companion, The Late Show with David Letterman and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.
Pokey LaFarge and Frank Lloyd Wright both hail from the Midwest and have been innovators in their art forms. Pokey’s creative mix of early jazz, country blues and western swing has put him at the forefront of American music. Frank Lloyd Wright remains today the most famous creator of a distinctly American style of architecture.
Guests may also tour the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park; view a special exhibit in the house featuring woodcuts, lithographs and paintings by Midwestern artists; and savor Midwestern party fare, wine, beer and birthday cake in honor of Mr. Wright’s birthday.
The party is a benefit to raise funds for projects and programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park. Individual tickets are $125. To make a reservation, please call 314-822-8359 or e-mail For more on Pokey LaFarge, visit
Town & Style
The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park
   House Address: 120 North Ballas Road — Kirkwood, Missouri 63122
   Mailing Address: 40 Upper Ladue Road — St. Louis, Missouri 63124
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