CHICAGO (CBS) — A family that owns a Kane County farmhouse, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is pushing for it to be registered as a national landmark.
Sarah Muirhead says in the late 1940s, her grandparents needed a new farmhouse.

“So one day, they put their five kids in the car and they drove up to Taliesin, and they happened to come across Mr. Wright’s secretary at the time and he asked them if they would like to talk to Mr. Wright,” Muirhead said.

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The home, designed by Wright to their specifications, was completed in 1953.

This week, Muirhead and her parents will travel to Springfield to make the case that the farmhouse is worthy of being included by the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council for recommendation as a national landmark.

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“It’s just something my grandparents always wanted. My grandmother always wanted the home to be recognized on the National Register,” Muirhead said.

So now, she’s pushing for it in their honor.

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