Orangevale man builds doghouse designed by Frank Lloyd donates it to Marin County

Orangevale man builds doghouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Retired cabinetmaker was 12 when he wrote to Wright requesting design Berger family home in San Anselmo was designed by Wright in 1950-51 Berger donated his replica of doghouse to Marin County i BY CATHY LOCKE Jim Berger was 12 years old when he wrote to American architect Frank Lloyd Wright requesting plans for a doghouse for his Labrador retriever, Eddie. The architect obliged, drawing the plans on the back of an envelope. Berger, a retired cabinetmaker living in Orangevale, has built and donated to Marin County a replica of that doghouse. The donation to the county was made through the Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Conservancy Commission, which seeks to preserve and protect the Wright-designed Marin County Civic Center complex in San Rafael, including landscaped grounds, according to a Marin County news release. ADVERTISING The doghouse is known as Eddie’s House, named after the Berger family’s Labrador retriever. Eddie died before the original doghouse was built, but another family dog lived in it. The donated doghouse is the second one built according to the original Wright plans. Read more here: David Nolen Swaim Owner Tam Realty Inc DRE-1070789 609 San Anselmo Ave San Anselmo CA 94960 415-710-5504

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