Events & Programs

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Architecture of Space
Saturday, March 6 2020, 3:00 PM (cst)

Virtual Lecture followed by Q&A
John Waters, Preservation Programs Manager of Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy


From public buildings such as Unity Temple and the Guggenheim Museum to residential designs such as the Kraus House, the dynamic interior spaces of Wright’s buildings were integrally tied to the overall forms of these structures. For Wright form did not follow function, “form and function were one.” John Waters, Preservation Programs Manager at the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, will share images and insights into the spaces that Wright created and discuss the importance of preserving his buildings for future generations.

Webinar is free and open to the public, registration is required.
John Waters is preservation programs manager at the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, where he oversees the organization’s technical services and easement programs. He is a registered architect, whose independent research projects have focused on architects H.H. Richardson, Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, and Bruce Goff. He is also associate director of the Victorian Society in America’s Chicago Summer School, which focuses on 19th- and early 20th-century architecture and design.

Discovering Russell Kraus at Jacoby Art Glass 

Live Webinar originally aired Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM.  
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Originally built in 1914 as a Southwestern Bell telephone exchange, the building housed Jacoby Art Glass from 1945 to 1970s. Original homeowner of the FLWHEP Russell Kraus was a commercial artist and worked as a freelance designer for Jacoby from the late 1950s to 1970. St. Louis architects Sue Pruchnicki and Tom Peterson share how they came to live at 822 Wilmington and discovered information about Russell's designs along with other pieces of Jacoby history inside.
Sue Pruchnicki, FAIA, is a Principal of Bond Architects. Tom Peterson, AIA, is a Principal with Mackey Mitchell Architects. Photo credit: Carmen Troesser

EXHIBIT: Great City, Great Architecture: The Steedman Library and St. Louis
Extended through SEPTEMBER 2021
St. Louis Central Library
1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

IN 1928, the Steedman Architectural Library was gifted to St. Louis Public Library by St. Louis business man, George Fox Steedman. Mr. Steedman’s purpose for this generous gift was “to develop better architectural work in St. Louis” by providing access to “books of an inspirational character to students and practitioners of architecture” and its allied arts.
Great City, Great Architecture: The Steedman Library and St. Louis, is a unique exhibit which showcases items held within this collection and highlights ties to architectural gems in St. Louis, including Louis Sullivan's Wainwright Tomb and the Kraus House by Frank Lloyd Wright.