The Currier Museum in Manchester bought the Usonian Automatic house in that city, a rare example of the failed attempt by Frank Lloyd Wright to create cheap but good-looking homes that could be built by the homeowners. The two-bedroom, 1,400-sq.-ft home is made of a gridlike system of stacked, individually cast rectangular concrete blocks.

The house was put on the market by the family that built it in 1957.

Since the museum already owns a traditional Wright home nearby, this purchase isn’t entirely a surprise.

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