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Righting Robie

Year original construction on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Frederick C. Robie House was completed: 1910

Year restoration began: 2001

Scheduled completion date: 2011

Square footage of the house: 9,062

Amount of the $8 million renovation cost still to be raised: $4 million

Number of the house’s 174 art glass windows and sashes to be restored: 118

Cost of restoring one window and sash: $2,000

Roman-style bricks produced to rebuild garden walls: 8,000

Cost of a souvenir brick fragment from the house: $25

Brass light sconces being replicated by a historic-fixture company: 70

Carpets, designed specially by textile artist George Niedecken for the house, to be recreated: 5


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