WXXI Contact: Kristin Tutino, WXXI, (585) 258-0253 For Immediate Release

 

WXXI RECEIVES A NEW YORK EMMY® NOMINATION FOR FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S BOYNTON HOUSE: THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS

(Rochester, NY) February 13, 2013- Frank Lloyd Wright's Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years, a co-production of WXXI Public Broadcasting, Fran Cosentino and Jane Parker, has been nominated for a New York Emmy® in the Documentary category. The program spotlights the restoration of Boynton House, located on East Boulevard in Rochester. The award winners will be announced at the 56th Annual New York Emmy® Awards gala on Sunday, April 14th.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years, owned by Cosentino and Parker,gives viewers an inside look into the amazing transformation that occurs during the restoration process. More than 150 talented individuals worked on the home over a two-year span. The history of the house, and that of its original owner Mr. Edward Boynton are also told by many experts including Jean France, Boynton Historian and Architectural Scholar; Carol Boynton Atwood, descendent of the Boynton family; Eric Norden, owner of Eric Norden Restorations; and John E. Page, owner of Bero Architecture. The Landmark Society’s Executive Director Wayne Goodman also talks about the importance of preserving this national treasure. To learn more visit: WXXI.org/boyntonhouse.

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