Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House

John Page speaking along with, Jean France, Fran Consentino, Jane Parker and Mark Bayer
John Page speaking along with, Jean France, Fran Consentino, Jane Parker and Mark Bayer
On June 14, 2014, we had the honor in partnering with the Rochester chapter of the AIA and the Landmark Society of Western New York in hosting a house tour at the Boynton house. The tour was an excellent opportunity for local architects to see Frank Lloyd Wright’s only work in Rochester and was part of the continuing education program for the AIA.

The two-and-a-half hour event included a guided tour of the garden landscaping and lily pond, the pergola and garage additions, the first floor and restored veranda, and the basement including interpretive displays. As the tour progressed through the house, guests were treated to the history of each space and a brief synopsis of the difficulties that were faced during the renovation process. While not on the tour, guests were treated to refreshments in the garden courtyard.

We are grateful to the owners, Jane Parker and Fran Consentino for their graciousness in opening up their home and for their continued dedication and support for preservation projects throughout the region. We are also grateful for architectural historian Jean France, landscape architect Mark Bayer, and research coordinator from the Landmark Society Cynthia Howk, for their contributions in hosting this event.

Garden Court looking east
Garden Court looking east

 

 

Katie Eggers Comeau speaking in the Kitchen
Katie Eggers Comeau speaking in the Kitchen
Jean France speaking in the Dining Room
Jean France speaking in the Dining Room
Chris Brandt speaking about the Interpretive Display in the Basement
Chris Brandt speaking about the Interpretive Display in the Basement