2009-11-19 / Local & State

Conservancy Selling’ Pa. Fallingwater’s Windows

MILL RUN, Pa. (AP) – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is “selling’’ sponsorships of new windows at Fallingwater, the famous Frank Lloyd Wright home built over a waterfall in southwestern Pennsylvania.

The home’s windows were last replaced in 1989 and had an ultraviolet coating to keep sunlight from fading the home’s interior furnishings. Those windows are failing and are being replaced with materials donated by PPG, DuPont and Traco.

The conservancy is trying to raise $500,000 to endow future replacement projects by letting people sponsor windows or groups of windows at prices ranging from $500 to $80,000.

The group has raised about $135,000 by “selling’’ 106 of the home’s 319 windows.

Wright built the home in 1935 for Pittsburgh department store magnate Edgar Kaufmann Sr.

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