Frank Lloyd Wright Homes Need Buyers

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In Kankakee, Illinois, activists trying to save one of Frank Lloyd Wright's early Prairie-style homes have less than half of the $170,000 down payment needed by June to buy the $1.9 million gem -- one the priciest properties in the town of around 27,000 people.

While Wright supporters rally in Kankakee, the house (left) is the next in a string of Wright originals struggling to find a buyer with deep-enough pockets.

In February, the price of Los Angeles' palatial Ennis House was slashed to $10.5 million. Owners of a Wright-designed masterpiece in Pasadena, dubbed "La Miniatura" knocked over a million-and-a-half off the sales price from $7.7 million to $6 million since it hit the market. In Oak Park, Illinois, the city where Wright lived for the first 20 years of his career, the Thomas H. Gale House owner (which has been on the market since 2006) shaved $200,000 off its asking price to $1.1 million this month.