Foundation Purpose and Activities

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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

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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.