Who Owns Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy? It’s Complicated
NOVEMBER 14, 2023
The estate of arguably America’s most famous architect is tied up in a convoluted web of foundations, conservancies, and a trust—one that outlines the state of preservation today. In the mid-1960s, Americans decided it was time to preserve their past. That’s when federal protective status was first granted to historic districts, including Charleston’s in South Carolina and the Vieux Carré in New Orleans, and in 1966, the National Register of Historic Places was created.