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by Roderick Grant
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:12 am
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Topic: Any Recognize this Usonian Window
Replies: 13
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Re: Any Recognize this Usonian Window

G/W proves that, however delightful they may be, perfs are not necessary. Christie and Baird are also sans perfs and delightful. Perfs were not even intended for Baird. On the other hand, while perfs were intended for Brandes, it was built without them; they were added much later. In this case, I be...
by Roderick Grant
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:06 pm
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Topic: Any Recognize this Usonian Window
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Re: Any Recognize this Usonian Window

There was a sizable stack of Storer blocks behind Lloyd's own house, but he never used them in that residence.
by Roderick Grant
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:47 am
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Topic: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders
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Re: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders

Brewer is a refinement, close in quality to Chahroudi, but better in its choice of materials.
by Roderick Grant
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:44 pm
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Topic: WBG's Blythe House is coming on the market
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Re: WBG's Blythe House is coming on the market

Blythe is one of WBG's best houses. The interior is splendid. I visited in 1984 on a house tour during a Society of Architectural Historians annual meeting in Minneapolis. Although the bus tour to Mason City and back - by way of Winona, Rochester and Owatonna - took place on May 1 and 2, the trip to...
by Roderick Grant
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:55 pm
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Topic: Olgivanna Lazovich Lloyd Wright: Opinions & Perspective
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Re: Olgivanna Lazovich Lloyd Wright: Opinions & Perspective

Most of those who were relieved had left long before Olga died. She was polarizing. Some apprentices practically worshipped her, and they were likeliest to have stayed after FLW died. Others were less enthusiastic, and left just days after the funeral (Curtis Besinger, Mark Heyman). John de Koven Hi...
by Roderick Grant
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:47 pm
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Topic: A Puzzlement!
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A Puzzlement!

LA Times Crossword, 53 Down, 5 letters: "Architecture middle name."
"Lincoln" doesn't fit.
Anyone?
by Roderick Grant
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:46 am
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Topic: FLlW and Jim Crow
Replies: 22
Views: 821

Re: FLlW and Jim Crow

Obviously! The longer the strongest survive, the fewer weaklings are born, and a balance exists. Look at every other life form on Earth for proof. Civilization is the gradual removal of humans from the natural surroundings, and is therefore an affront to nature. No creatures have ever posed a threat...
by Roderick Grant
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:57 pm
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Topic: FLlW and Jim Crow
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Re: FLlW and Jim Crow

Survival of the fittest was so much easier.
by Roderick Grant
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:52 pm
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Topic: FLlW and Jim Crow
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Re: FLlW and Jim Crow

The body is also designed to regulate salt. Too little, and you faint; too much, and you pee. Salt doesn't cause heart disease, even though it can exacerbate an existing condition. I will never give up salt, butter or bread. I have lived on a high-carb diet my whole life, and have never taken a pres...
by Roderick Grant
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:49 am
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Topic: FLlW and Jim Crow
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Re: FLlW and Jim Crow

If spending the day in buildings that have inoperable windows is unhealthy, then all we can hope for is that the entire work force that currently inhabit the high rise office buildings that proliferate throughout the land can move their operations back to the home, and that the towers that have not ...
by Roderick Grant
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:47 pm
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Topic: Drennan's "Death in a Prairie House"
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Re: Drennan's "Death in a Prairie House"

As to Mrs., it has always been said that she was terrified of her husband, and hid in the root cellar during the attack, fearing that she might end up dead herself.

For FLW's attitude toward the race, see the segment in Cornelia Brierly's book, about the visit of Paul Robeson to T-West.
by Roderick Grant
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:22 pm
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Topic: FLlW and Jim Crow
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Re: FLlW and Jim Crow

Poor John C. Calhoun. Not only has he been tried and convicted retroactively for his impolitic support of slavery, in Minneapolis, that bastion of PC, the largest lake in the city, known since 1839 as Lake Calhoun in his honor, was renamed Bde Maka Ska, a Dakota name ... or maybe an Ioway name ... n...
by Roderick Grant
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:42 am
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Topic: Drennan's "Death in a Prairie House"
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Re: Drennan's "Death in a Prairie House"

Odd how all of this has come to light 107 years after the fact. Numerous sources have said no one knew anything about Carlton's motives, that he refused to talk once he was apprehended. If these claims are verified in Drennan's book - which I haven't read - so be it. otherwise it just muddies the wa...