The Westcott House
1340 East High Street
Springfield, OH 45505
House of Photography
September 12–October 30
Friday September 14, 6:30 pm –9:00 pm
Inspired by the work of Berenice Abbott, Springfield, Ohio native and prolific architectural photographer, The Westcott House Foundation exhibits images from a juried open call for photo-based work that speaks to URBAN SPACES: “the elegances, the squalor, the curiosities, the monuments, the sad faces, the triumphant faces, the power, the irony, the strength, the decay, the past, the present, the future of a city" (Berenice Abbott, 1940). Photographers and urban planners Vicki Rulli and Tom Heaphey cochair House of Photography.
The Westcott House Foundation was established in September 2000 to manage the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's only Prairie Style home in Ohio and to develop The Westcott House as a museum and educational center. The house, fully restored and hailed by many as a forgotten architectural treasure, opened to the public on October 15, 2005. The Westcott House is one of about 260 Wright houses remaining in the world with eleven located in Ohio. One of the Foundation's primary goals is to establish The Westcott House as a "must-see" destination for the benefit of community and state, architectural enthusiasts, and the general public.