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PASSINGS: Edgar Tafel, Gus Zernial

PASSINGS: Edgar Tafel, Gus Zernial

Edgar Tafel

Architect, Taliesen fellow was key to saving Wright works

Edgar Tafel, 98, an architect who was an original Taliesin fellow credited with saving some of Frank Lloyd Wright's most important works, died Jan. 18 at his home in lower Manhattan, said Robert Silman, a longtime friend and New York structural engineer. The cause was not given.

Tafel was the last surviving member of the original Taliesin fellows, a community of young apprentice architects established in 1932 at Wright's home and school in Spring Green, Wis., Silman...