Residents push to save modern architecture

Some southwestern Connecticut historians are trying to save several mid-century modern homes in Weston and Westport.Homeowner Mark Parrotta bought one of the modern homes six

WESTON - Some southwestern Connecticut historians are trying to save several mid-century modern homes in Weston and Westport.

Homeowner Mark Parrotta bought one of the modern homes six years ago and restored it. Parrotta says his home was built in 1965 by architect Allan Gelbin, who was once Frank Lloyd Wright's apprentice.

Recently, preservationist Morley Boyd and architect Michael Glenn set out to find and document the array of modern homes in the area. Their photos are on display at the Westport Historical Society through May 1.

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