Despite several handicaps (Covid, 91 degree heat, half of house with broken air conditioner), the Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative still managed to pull off an extremely successful event at the Pappas House in St. Louis.
We sold out both events with people coming from as far away as Iowa, Chicago, and New York. Thanks to everyone for wearing masks and observing social distancing. Cynthia Pappas entertained the crowd with her memories of living in the home.
All enjoyed wine provided by Robert Charles Volz, who flew in from Oregon just for the event. We want to extend extraordinary gratitude to him and Zachary Matthews, who, along with Robert, helped by cleaning up the clutter around the house in the days before. Also extreme thanks to Dave Birenbaum for the loan of tables, ice chests, etc., and Deborah Meister for volunteering her time to help with all aspects of the event, and of course to all of the attendees for supporting our work.
Along with the Wilbur Pearce house last year, this is now the second Frank Lloyd Wright house never before opened to the public that we have managed to make available for tours, with more to come soon.