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Quality of Life Grants: 2nd Cycle 2008: Actively Achieving

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Pittsburgh, PA

This grant will help to fund the construction of a wheelchair-accessible ramp at the Visitors Pavilion at Fallingwater, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 as the weekend home of the Edgar J. Kaufmann family. This house, located in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, was entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in 1963, and since that time, more than four million visitors have toured this National Historic Landmark. Fallingwater is a world-class museum, housing Wright's exclusively designed furnishings, and a substantial collection of internationally acclaimed artworks. It is also an educational facility, offering residency study and internships. Fallingwater lies on Bear Run Nature Reserve, a 5,000-acre tract owned by the Conservancy, which is available to the public. Grant funds will help to underwrite the costs for lumber and supplies. This grant was funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000338).

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