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Filmmaker, historian Bob Liljestrand preserved Ossipoff ‘masterpiece’, dies at 79

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                                Bob Liljestrand

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    Bob Liljestrand

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                                Bob Liljestrand died Oct. 21 at the Liljestrand House on Tantalus Drive. He dedicated the last 17 years of his life to preserving the home, designed by acclaimed architect Vladmiri Ossipoff, built and furnished in collaboration with his parents Howard and Betty Liljestrand between 1948-1952.

    COURTESY LILJESTRAND FAMILY

    Bob Liljestrand died Oct. 21 at the Liljestrand House on Tantalus Drive. He dedicated the last 17 years of his life to preserving the home, designed by acclaimed architect Vladmiri Ossipoff, built and furnished in collaboration with his parents Howard and Betty Liljestrand between 1948-1952.

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                                Bob Liljestrand and Vicky Heldreich Durand in Telluride, Colorado, around 1999.

    COURTESY LILJESTRAND FAMILY

    Bob Liljestrand and Vicky Heldreich Durand in Telluride, Colorado, around 1999.

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                                Above, Liljestrand before leaving Honolulu to attend college in California in 1959.

    COURTESY LILJESTRAND FAMILY

    Above, Liljestrand before leaving Honolulu to attend college in California in 1959.

Bob Liljestrand, a documentary filmmaker, photographer and architectural historian, died last month at the Liljestrand House — his historic family home on Tantalus Drive. Read more

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