How the Wright Home Became a Big Screen Story

Throughout the course of his 91-year life, Wright executed 1,141 designs. Only 532 were ever completed. Two of those sit side-by-side in Kankakee. Throughout the years, the home has sheltered a wealthy young couple, a bird house business and Yesteryear Restaurant.

Wright's Bradley House headed in right direction

It might be a simplistic theory, but don't confuse simplicity with stupidity. 

Documentary filmmaker Tom Desch, who grew up in Herscher, has completed his latest work titled "An American Home: Frank Lloyd Wright's B. Harley Bradley House." The focus of the film is the home famed architect Wright designed along the Kankakee River in the city's historic Riverview District.

What the Bradley House tells us about how Kankakee's doing

The B. Harley Bradley House, located south of downtown Kankakee on the Kankakee River, doesn't just mark the start of significant period in American architecture.

Its story reflects the town that grew up around it says filmmaker Tom Desch, who finished his new documentary "An American Home: Frank Lloyd Wright's B. Harley Bradley House."

Filmmaker makes doc on historic Kankakee home

There are more interviews to be recorded and more research to be completed before producer Tom Desch can flesh out the story of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed B. Harley Bradley house in Kankakee.

Then, there will be more efforts made to secure full financing for the project. And there'll be a mountain of editing and production work to complete before he can market a polished, professional documentary to public television outlets.

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