Foundation Purpose and Activities


Our foundation was formed to purchase the Frank Lloyd Wright Pappas House in Town & Country, renovate it, and open it to the public as a cultural resource for all to enjoy.  St. Louis maintains a wealth of historically and architecturally significant buildings. The Pappas House is part of that legacy that must be preserved. 


The home is notable for its Usonian Automatic design, and the retention of the orginal Wright-designed furnishings and fabrics. The floor plan and structural design is based on two foot squares.  The concept was to have a house that could be "automatically" built by the owner.


The Frank Lloyd Wright Pappas House Foundation is a non-profit corporation formed under the laws of the State of Missouri.  A set of bylaws are in place with a nine member Board of Directors.  An application to the IRS for a tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) has been submitted.


The Pappas house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. 


The City of Town & Country has indicated support for preserving the Pappas House. Discussions are taking place about the possibility of having the house be part of a municipal park.  The possibility of the park being named after a major donor exists.