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by Randolph C. Henning
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:21 am
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Topic: For sale: Alfred Browning Parker house - West Palm Beach, FL
Replies: 15
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Re: For sale: Alfred Browning Parker house - West Palm Beach, FL

It doesn't appear to me to have particular elements that shout out ABP's involvement to me, but there is a lot going on and obviously many modifications over the years, so its truly hard to offer a definitive yes or no (although, with only the images, I'm leaning heavily towards no). Property record...
by Randolph C. Henning
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:20 am
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Topic: Restoring the World’s Only Frank Lloyd Wright Planetarium
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Re: Restoring the World’s Only Frank Lloyd Wright Planetarium

I have always found it very curious that Wright located the entirely interior focused planetarium at the end of the Science and Cosmography building complex that had the best panoramic view of Lake Hollingsworth on campus.
by Randolph C. Henning
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:37 am
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Topic: American Systems Built homes
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Re: American Systems Built homes

The entire Journal of Organic Architecture + Design issue Volume 3, Number 2 (2015) featured Wright's AS-BH opus.
by Randolph C. Henning
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:43 am
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Topic: For sale: Alfred Browning Parker house - West Palm Beach, FL
Replies: 15
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Re: For sale: Alfred Browning Parker house - West Palm Beach, FL

Actually Roderick, ABP was involved as an architect in many speculative housing developments in the late 1940's and throughout the 1950's where he designed many homes similar in size and price point to this one. However, all that I know of were designed and built in the Miami Dade County area.
by Randolph C. Henning
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:15 am
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Topic: For sale: Alfred Browning Parker house - West Palm Beach, FL
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Re: For sale: Alfred Browning Parker house - West Palm Beach, FL

Very curious . . this might be another example of another realtor trying to attach a name to a house to sell it. There are certainly remnants of mid-20th century modern elements but there are also certain tells and clues that aren't consistent with ABP. Certainly this one could have slipped through ...
by Randolph C. Henning
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:04 am
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Topic: Source of quote used by Ayn Rand
Replies: 5
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Re: Source of quote used by Ayn Rand

I haven't found it in any of my At Taliesin files. During my research for my book At Taliesin in the early 1990's I found almost 300 At Taliesin newspaper columns that were written from 1934 to 1938. I'd love to learn which At Taliesin column Shoshana Knapp Milgram found it in.
by Randolph C. Henning
Mon May 04, 2020 11:01 am
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright Books For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: Frank Lloyd Wright Books For Sale

Sad news for sure. Bert Goderstad was a class act! He will be missed.
by Randolph C. Henning
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:22 am
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Topic: Taliesin Box Project
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Back issues of the FLlW Quarterly are usually available through the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and/or the Visitors Center / Gift Shop at Taliesin West.
by Randolph C. Henning
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:48 am
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Topic: Taliesin Box Project
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The Summer 2010 issue of the Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly included an article about an exhibition of the box projects that was held at Price Tower. The exhibition and the article was titled, "Fellowship: 75 Years of Taliesin Box Project."
by Randolph C. Henning
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:06 pm
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Topic: UPDATE: Birdwing by Lloyd Wright to be moved to Polymath Par
Replies: 44
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Maybe this particular Lloyd Wright designed house isn't the best example. Picture this . . lets say the Rose Pauson opus was extant but faced impending demolition. Would you think it okay that it be moved to Pennsylvania just to save it? Or the Guggenheim moved into the middle of Central Park or Chi...
by Randolph C. Henning
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:28 am
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Topic: UPDATE: Birdwing by Lloyd Wright to be moved to Polymath Par
Replies: 44
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I'm uncomfortable with moving a house to save it . . its a slippery slope, especially with regards to Organic Architecture. I understand that it may be the only solution at the end of the day. And I know its not a decision made lightly. But I'm still uncomfortable with the end result. We learned aft...
by Randolph C. Henning
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:54 am
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Topic: Wright Model Making?
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If you are serious regarding selling models of Frank Lloyd Wright designs for profit, before you go too far, you might want to check with Sean Malone, president and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, to be sure you don't overstep copyright or trademark boundaries. I'm just sayin . . .
by Randolph C. Henning
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:39 pm
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Topic: Article: Quest to photograph every Wright structure
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I had a friend and colleague in Fort Lauderdale, FL who, without fanfare or self-promotion, sought to visit and photograph all of Wright's extant works. It was his own deeply personal quest. Unfortunately and tragically cancer ended his ability to reach that goal on December 17, 2014. He almost made...
by Randolph C. Henning
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:59 am
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Topic: Looking for research material for Prefab era 1906-1916?
Replies: 14
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The August 2015 issue (Volume 3, Number 2) of the Journal of Organic Architecture + Design, published by the OAD Archives, is focused entirely on the American System-Built Houses.
by Randolph C. Henning
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:09 am
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Topic: eBay: Pictures of Lake Geneva Hotel
Replies: 22
Views: 5007

Patrick Meehan has been researching the Lake Geneva Hotel project for years for eventual publication.