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by Reidy
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:27 pm
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Topic: Book: Wallace Neff
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: Book: Wallace Neff

Who could forget the bubble houses?
by Reidy
Sat May 30, 2020 6:12 pm
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Topic: Videos: Kaufmann House - "Fallingwater" - Mill Run, PA
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Videos: Kaufmann House - "Fallingwater" - Mill Run, PA

According to Toker, he had an arrangement with the WPC whereby he could come and spend the night any time he wanted, so he didn't give the house up entirely. Staying out of the say of tours would have been an inconvenience, thought.
by Reidy
Fri May 29, 2020 7:39 pm
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Topic: Video: Malcolm Willey House - Minneapolis, MN
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Video: Malcolm Willey House - Minneapolis, MN

Does anybody know where that block (ca. 2:50 in David C's video of Saturday the 25th) is from? It looks a lot like Ennis but isn't quite.
by Reidy
Tue May 26, 2020 10:30 pm
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Topic: Goetsch-Winckler Usonian house
Replies: 149
Views: 91625

Re: Goetsch-Winckler Usonian house

Alice Millard built a second house in Pasadena after the Highland Park house she and her husband had built. Pretty sure Thomas and Laura Gale owned one of the Chicago Avenue bootlegs (developed by his brother Walter) and later commissioned a large prairie house, never built. After his death she buil...
by Reidy
Fri May 22, 2020 10:12 pm
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Topic: WrightPlus 2020 date changed
Replies: 10
Views: 910

Re: WrightPlus 2020 date changed

Not a single Victorian just to fill out the bill.
by Reidy
Mon May 18, 2020 2:02 pm
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Topic: Gerte Shavin
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Gerte Shavin

I think Helen Olfelt is still with us, though no longer in her house.
by Reidy
Mon May 04, 2020 9:55 pm
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Topic: Occasional reports from the outside world
Replies: 38
Views: 8595

Re: Occasional reports from the outside world

The article doesn't mention that one of the buildings (fifth photo from the top) is by Goff. Is it in any danger?
by Reidy
Sun May 03, 2020 2:22 pm
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Topic: Video: Unity Temple's "Latecomers" entrance
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: Video: Unity Temple's "Latecomers" entrance

Some time after I first saw the building in the 80s. I have a hard time believing that, if a bride and her party want to make an entry, Wright intended them to go through that dreary hall.
by Reidy
Sun May 03, 2020 1:35 pm
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Topic: Video: Unity Temple's "Latecomers" entrance
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: Video: Unity Temple's "Latecomers" entrance

The standard story is that getting latecomers unobtrusively to the back of the room is one function of the cloisters, though the video shows that they'd still have to walk in front of at least one row of pews. Did Wright intend those pews? Fig. 75 on p 101 of Siry's book suggests that he did, but th...
by Reidy
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:40 pm
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Topic: Alert: Wright Chat outages this week
Replies: 36
Views: 2229

Re: Alert: Wright Chat outages this week

I think it means: the author of this post is currently logged in. Since this site doesn't require a login unless you're posting or reading private messages, many more people may be perusing the site than show this message.
by Reidy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:34 pm
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Topic: On the anniversray of FLW death.. his essay?
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: On the anniversray of FLW death.. his essay?

It's in v. 1 of the Rizzoli Collected Writings.
by Reidy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:14 pm
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Topic: Article: FLW Foundation releases line of children's furniture
Replies: 14
Views: 837

Re: Article: FLW Foundation releases line of children's furniture

He actually did child-sized tables and chairs for the Coonley Playhouse. The chairs have piercings in back to tie cushions. One of them eventually came back to the house, and another belongs to the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
by Reidy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:23 am
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Topic: VR Tour Coming to Hollyhock House
Replies: 11
Views: 1354

Re: VR Tour Coming to Hollyhock House

How did the restorers establish the exterior green? Did they have original samples? It might be authentic even if we don't like it.
by Reidy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:14 pm
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Topic: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model
Replies: 26
Views: 1354

Re: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model

Incidental information: John Geiger once said that elevator/stairway shafts were a problem for the Price Tower. It was an adaptation of a 1920s design for the St. Mark's Tower in New York. Wright widened the shafts to meet 1950s code without fundamentally rethinking the floor plans for the resultant...