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updated: 10/2/2012 6:59 AM

Frank Lloyd Wright home sold to nonprofit group

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MILWAUKEE -- A nonprofit group that already owns two other Frank Lloyd Wright houses on one Milwaukee block has bought a third.

Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin hopes to turn the block of six Wright homes on Milwaukee's south side into an interpretive site for visitors. There are four duplexes and two bungalows.

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The homes are known as American System-Built Homes and were built between 1915 and 1916 as prototypes for Wright's ideas for standardized home design.

The group now owns an example of each of the three System-Built models Wright designed for the street.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the home will be rented as the group restores a duplex at the other end of the block and raises funds for the project.

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