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by Mark Hertzberg
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:46 pm
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Topic: Drennan's "Death in a Prairie House"
Replies: 20
Views: 1201

Re: Drennan's "Death in a Prairie House"

Roderick, I can’t tell you offhand where I have read it, but I have often read about racism as a possible instigating factor in the murders.
by Mark Hertzberg
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:23 pm
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Topic: Archives to Avery Library/ Columbia University
Replies: 110
Views: 49959

Re: Archives to Avery Library/ Columbia University

This is full of errors, based on two of the four things I checked. They have the Thomas P. Hardy House in Glencoe, as well as in Racine. Click on the signs for Henry Wallis in 1900 and they caption it as being for Waller. Also, one of the three is a design for a deck chair for Wallis, it is not sign...
by Mark Hertzberg
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:38 pm
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Topic: Drennan's "Death in a Prairie House"
Replies: 20
Views: 1201

Drennan's "Death in a Prairie House"

The book continues to be popular in spite of its many shortcomings. There was recently a discussion about it on Facebook's The Wright Attitude. I revisit my critical 2007 review now on: www.wrightinracine.com

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by Mark Hertzberg
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:23 pm
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Topic: Wright and Queen Elizabeth II
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Wright and Queen Elizabeth II

Ha! Got your attention! New on www.wrightinracine.com, a new look at "The God-Almighty-Joneses," including a link between Frank Lloyd Wright and Queen Elizabeth II!

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by Mark Hertzberg
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:18 pm
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Topic: Bill Boyd and the Keland House
Replies: 12
Views: 1604

Re: Bill Boyd and the Keland House

"Looking at Storrer's floor plan I'm only seeing one bathroom in the bedroom wing (master bedroom). Is the unlabeled room beside the carport a guest/children bathroom? Also, the carport location is strangely inconvenient to the kitchen/living/dining area as well as the uncovered entry door. I must b...
by Mark Hertzberg
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:06 pm
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Topic: Blair Kamin takes a buyout
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Blair Kamin takes a buyout

Blair Kamin, the distinguished architecture critic for The Chicago Tribune, announced on Facebook yesterday evening that he is taking a buyout from the newspaper. I have posted a tribute to his work at: www.wrightinracine.com

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by Mark Hertzberg
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:31 pm
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Topic: Bill Boyd and the Keland House
Replies: 12
Views: 1604

Re: Bill Boyd and the Keland House

I asked Karen about the name of the house when I was writing my Wright in Racine book. She said it is the Keland House, the original name.
by Mark Hertzberg
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:15 pm
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Topic: Bill Boyd and the Keland House
Replies: 12
Views: 1604

Bill Boyd and the Keland House

Bill, a dear friend of mine, and steward of the Keland House died yesterday at age 97. My tribute is on www.wrightinracine.com

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by Mark Hertzberg
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:53 pm
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Topic: Maggie of the Hardy House
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Maggie of the Hardy House

Margaret Yoghourtjian, the dear steward of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hardy House from 1968 - 2012 with her late husband Jim, died yesterday at age 98. My tribute to her is now on: www.wrightinracine.com

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by Mark Hertzberg
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:57 pm
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Topic: Should there be a new social media closed group for Wright?
Replies: 86
Views: 9402

Re: Should there be a new social media closed group for Wright?

Stephen writes that he is bothered by: ""Post only those photos, drawings, renderings, etc you personally took or have permission from the creator to use." I intended the following even before I saw Stan Ecklund's welcome explanation...My photographer (and I appreciate the compliments on here) is co...
by Mark Hertzberg
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:40 pm
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Topic: Should there be a new social media closed group for Wright?
Replies: 86
Views: 9402

Re: Should there be a new social media closed group for Wright?

Stephen, it is not really a "closed group" that he left. One does have to apply, but everyone is welcome. They can get bounced for violating basic, common sense rules (such as insulting people, grossly politicizing things, and so on). There are many, many members...almost 5,000 when I checked last s...
by Mark Hertzberg
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:56 pm
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Topic: Should there be a new social media closed group for Wright?
Replies: 86
Views: 9402

Re: Should there be a new social media closed group for Wright?

Actually, Roderick, a more robust discussion group allows for people who have differing opinions, rather than the entire choir being of one mind.
by Mark Hertzberg
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:00 pm
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Topic: Chauncey Williams house 1895: Wright? Wright & Corwin? Corwin & Wright?
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Re: Chauncey Williams house 1895: Wright? Wright & Corwin? Corwin & Wright?

Here are the exact dates that Rev. Eli Corwin was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. I have the information because the church commissioned me to write and photograph an anniversary history book for their 175th anniversary in 2014: Rev. Dr. Eli Corwin Pastor from Dec. 20, 1880 to Sept. 9, 1888...
by Mark Hertzberg
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:08 pm
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Topic: Charnley and Winslow Houses
Replies: 13
Views: 1929

Re: Charnley and Winslow Houses

I appreciate the discussion. Unfortunately the Chat no longer sends an email to the poster when someone posts a comment on a particular post, so I am not up to date. I would be happy if the discussion were on the web article that prompts this discussion. Mark Hertzberg
by Mark Hertzberg
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:27 am
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Topic: Charnley and Winslow Houses
Replies: 13
Views: 1929

Charnley and Winslow Houses

New on www.wrightinracine.com...was Frank Lloyd Wright's work on the Charnley House a rough draft for his masterpiece Winslow House, designed when he was only 26 years old?

Mark Hertzberg