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Home Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Damaged by Fire

August 3, 1990

OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) _ Fire tore through a home designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, causing at least $100,000 worth of damage, fire officials said Thursday.

Flames destroyed the front of the upper story of the Peter A. Beachy house, which Wright rebuilt in 1906 in this Chicago suburb.

Firefighters from five villages fought the blaze, reported at 2:36 p.m., for nearly two hours before bringing it under control, fire Capt. Mike McEneany said.

The house’s owners were restoring the structure back to its 1906 configuration, McEneany said. He said preliminary reports indicated roofing work may have started the fire.

One firefighter suffered minor burns, McEneany said.

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