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By Jana Peterson
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Home again at Mäntylä

Former owner shares the joy of seeing former Cloquet Wright home open to the public in Pennsylvania

 

May 10, 2019

Eric Fryc

Peter (back right), Julene and David McKinney visited Mäntylä, their longtime family home, the last weekend in April at its opening in Polymath (architectural) Park in Acme, Penn.

It may be more than 1,000 miles away, but Cloquet native Peter McKinney said it felt like home when he stepped inside Mäntylä, the Frank Lloyd Wright home his Finnish grandparents built in Cloquet almost 65 years ago.

Instead of being hidden in a grove of pine trees along Highway 33 in Cloquet, the home is now located in Polymath Park in Acme, Penn. After being dismantled, shipped and then reconstructed in Pennsylvania over a two-year period, Mäntylä - Finnish for "under the pines" - opened to the public last month.

Peter, his wife Julene, and their son David attended the opening the la...



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