Demolition on hold for Wright house in Phoenix
PHOENIX (AP) — The city of Phoenix and a developer who was poised to demolish a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home have reached an agreement that will put any work on hold while a search continues for a buyer.
A senior adviser for Mayor Greg Stanton said Wednesday that the agreement with the developers who bought the 1952 home in the city's Arcadia neighborhood delays for nearly a month any demolition of the house.
Adviser Brendan Mahoney says the deal signed Monday allows time to find a buyer who will preserve the house.
The potential demolition of the sweeping home set on more than 2 acres set off a firestorm in the architectural community. The Chicago-based Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy hurried to get historic status designation while the developer fought the effort.