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by mike
Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:13 am
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Topic: Buffalo Boathouse/new construction methods old design???
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Buffalo Boathouse/new construction methods old design???

http://www.wrightsboathouse.org/photos.php This should stir things up. I'm surprised that new construction techniques are being used. I guess code rules. In the end it will look the same but............ The debate on a project being by Wright or not drives me nuts. Many designs were finished after W...
by mike
Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:53 am
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Topic: "hdcheney" please contact " mike"about
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"hdcheney" please contact " mike"about

"hdcheney" please contact me. I missed the private message you sent in January concerning Edwin Cheney research. I am researching the life of Edwin Cheney in St. Louis (Webster Groves)and his work as a vice pres. of Wagner Electric company. Mike Springer ilrt66@hotmail.com 618-593-0295
by mike
Thu May 03, 2007 11:55 pm
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Topic: Old School Architecture Tools
Replies: 12
Views: 9587

cad vs. drawing

While I use CAD now I still have all the old school "tools" in my office. I prefer hand drawings. Not much soul or art to CAD!!!
by mike
Tue May 01, 2007 11:59 am
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Topic: a lttle FLW humor
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Views: 6337

a lttle FLW humor

From "Get Fuzzy" May 1st comic strip



http://www.comics.com/comics/getfuzzy/
by mike
Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:27 pm
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Topic: Demoralizing Exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago
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Richard Nickels collection at SIUE (near St. Louis)

Anytime you are near St. Louis stop by SIUE in Edwardsville Illinois. Richard Nickels collection of "sullivan parts" is on display in the library and a few piecies outside. Also a quite a few items in the administraton building. SIUE has a ton of Nickels stuff in storage including the entire front f...
by mike
Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:57 am
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Topic: Wood Back Splash
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Views: 25860

I'd suggest wood tops

The company we use for wood tops is Craft-Art out of Atlanta. You can send them templates and they will ship. They use "Waterlox" brand tung oil on their tops which has worked well and we have had no customers call with issues on the finish. If you are going to use the top for cutting on (or a cutti...
by mike
Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:31 pm
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Topic: Story about Prairie Archives
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Views: 3481

Russell Barr Willliamson

I finally tracked down a copy of the book on Williamson "Russell Barr Williamson:an architect". It is sad that so few know of Mr. Williamson. Partly due to the fact he didn't keep much of any of his early paperwork. I do belive that some of his drawings are in the Prairie Archive?? Is there an onlin...
by mike
Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:41 pm
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Topic: FLW Houses in Illinois & Indiana
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Views: 7842

Download a list from prairieschooltraveler.com !!!!!!!!

Download a list of prairie style homes from prairieschooltraveler.com !!!!!



It lists prairie style homes by state , city with addresses architects, build dates etc.

I don't visit chicago without it. You could spend 1 day just in Oak Park /River Forest
by mike
Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:07 am
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Topic: wright prarie and A&C
Replies: 12
Views: 8964

Did Wright ever meet the Greene brothers?

Since you are from Pasadena.....Did Wright ever meet the Greene brothers? There is a telegraph shown in the Greene & Greene virtual library that was from Wright to one of the Greene Brothers. It sad he was in california and was sorry he had missed them. Interesting that Wight would go out of his way...
by mike
Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:33 am
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Topic: Bill Bernoudy home in St Louis, MO for sale-Under Contract
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Views: 3111

One for sale for 375000 in the metro east (st louis)

Hi Hypno, There is a perfectly restored home in collinsville illinois (10 min east of the Arch) its been for sale by the original owners for 6 months and is around $375,000. Its similar to the W.A.B. homes in St. Louis but not in a super high priced city like Ladue. Mike P.S. There are two homes by ...
by mike
Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:57 pm
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Topic: In search of good hardware platers
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Views: 4654

Theiss Plating in St Louis

Should be plenty of good platers in the Chicago area but Theiss in St. Louis is familiar with historic hardware. I've used them.



Theiss Plating

9314 Manchester Rd

Webster Groves, MO 63119

(314) 961-0600
by mike
Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:20 pm
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Topic: What is the current status of Honduras Mahogany?
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Views: 4723

thanks for the info

Thanks for the info!!! Some of the cabinet companies (most in Lancaster County Pa.) I work with won't even try to get hon-mahogany anymore. If you need any for future repairs etc. you'd better stock up!! I worked for a high end millwork company in the late 80's and I would say that 60 percent of the...
by mike
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:34 pm
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Topic: What is the current status of Honduras Mahogany?
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What is the current status of Honduras Mahogany?

What is the current status of Honduras Mahogany? Some internet suppliers still can get it while others say they can't get any. Is it leagal to harvest? It comes from others countries near Honduras as well. I am aware of the substitutes Liptus and Meranti. I have a customer that is demanding H-Mahoga...
by mike
Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:39 pm
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Topic: Any books out there on making Usonian furniture?
Replies: 12
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Kraus furniture

From the tour I took at the Kraus home in St. Louis. The story goes that taliesin's workshops were building the furniture but were taking so long that Mr. Kraus asked permission to build some items himself. He also built a "prairie style" prints table that is still in the home. Its very similar to t...
by mike
Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:47 pm
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Topic: I'm back from Penn! See Page two for photos!
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Sullivans Union Trust/Richard Nickel at SIUE

A+ on the photos!! You have got to get to Sullivans "Union Trust" building. 3 blocks north of the Wainwright. You can get some great shots if you go to the top of nearby parking garages. Then get over to SIUE to see Richard Nickels "Sullivan collection". The St. Louis art museum has a few sullivan i...