Inside the living room of SAMARA, The John and Catherine Christian House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in West Lafayette. The 2,200-square-foot Usonian house in West Lafayette was designed by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the mid-1950s. Staff photo by Nikos Frazier
Inside the living room of SAMARA, The John and Catherine Christian House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in West Lafayette. The 2,200-square-foot Usonian house in West Lafayette was designed by famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the mid-1950s. Staff photo by Nikos Frazier
WEST LAFAYETTE — Famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright died in 1959, but he left a vision and design for Samara's evolution true to his vision.

But adding to Wright's West Lafayette masterpiece is on hold until some much needed repairs are done to the 64-year-old house.

More than $1 million in grant money, announced Tuesday, is headed to Samara to repair damage on the house one block east of Northwestern Avenue and at the end of a cul de sac on Woodland Avenue.

“Samara is truly one of America’s treasures," Marsh Davis, president of Indiana Landmarks, said. "Not only because the home was designed by America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, but because it’s one of the most complete, fully implemented Wright-designed projects, with original landscape, graphic motif, interior furnishings and exterior details.

“We’re pleased that it has risen to such national prominence.”
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