Laurent House Renovations Almost Complete

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford's only Frank Lloyd Wright home will soon be open to the public.

Jerry Heinzeroth, a friend of Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent, gave an update on the project at Midway Village today. The Laurent's lived in the home, the only house Wright designed to meet the needs of those with disabilities. The house is now being restored to transform into a museum, it's about 90 percent complete.

"It's had visitors from all over the world and Ken and Phyllis welcomed them into their home. This will truly be an international draw for the City of Rockford, it's going to bring people in from around the world. They're going to come to see the Laurent house but by coming to Rockford, they're going to recognize how many things that Rockford has to offer," said Heinzeroth.

Midway Village will serve as the remote site for the Laurent House. Visitors will start there and then be shuttled to the house. It will open to the public on June 7th.


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