In the 1930's Frank Lloyd Wright designed an important series of houses for families of widely varying means that came to be called Usonian, a term Wright used to describe a philosophy of living in harmony with the land he envisioned as unique to the United States of North America, USONIA. These Usonian houses were revolutionary in their time and have influenced modern houses of all sizes and prices since their creation. For many Usonian houses, Frank Lloyd Wright included a wood cutout window pattern unique to the house. These are known as perforated boards and the pattern is the "FRETWORK."
The NETWORK is you — those interested in the Gordon House Conservancy activities and efforts to preserve the only Wright building in Oregon.
To educate the public on Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural approach and principles of organic architecture by preserving the only house in Oregon designed by Frank Lloyd Wright .
Intent of Historical Interpretation: The full experience that represents a home, the relationship of landscape to the natural surrounds, and interior representation shall be provided. Interpretation shall further the understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright's holistic approach. Design year to be represented shall be 1964 when the Gordon House was completed. The Gordon House shall be restored as a house museum with adaptive reuse as required to accommodate the public. Exhibits shall include a permanent, though selective, collection reflecting the Gordons’ lifestyle, together with educational exhibits illustrating Frank Lloyd Wright’s body of work and continuing influence particularly from the Usonian period.
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