Cranbrook, known worldwide as an architectural set piece, is getting a new gem in its diadem — a Frank Lloyd Wright house.
The donation came from Anne Smith Towbes, daughter-in-law of Sara and Melvin Maxwell Smith, the original owners who built the house in 1950.
“The Smith family always said they didn’t want this to just pass to another set of homeowners,” said Gregory Wittkopp, director of the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. “The phrase they used was they wanted it to be ‘an educational resource.’ ”
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