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by SWSinDC
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:13 pm
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Topic: Artist Donald J. Anderson and FLLW
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Artist Donald J. Anderson and FLLW

I have found reference to the late Chicago-based artist Donald J. Anderson, a native of Southwest Michigan, having one or more of his works purchased by FLLW (perhaps at an exhibition in St. Joseph, Michigan, and perhaps for display in a FLLW house) and a friendship developing therefrom. Can anyone ...
by SWSinDC
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:56 pm
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Topic: Don B. Schuler, apprentice?
Replies: 6
Views: 3907

I should know this, but why is the Allen House called the Allen-Lambe House? Who was Lambe?
by SWSinDC
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:12 am
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Topic: The Eppstein Residence
Replies: 72
Views: 33468

Fishigan: Is the open house still on, or has the polar vortex put the kibosh on it?
by SWSinDC
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:54 pm
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Topic: Ina Morris Harper house
Replies: 26
Views: 19093

Although my handle is still "in DC," I have been living in St. Joseph, Michigan, near where I grew up, for the past 5 years. I drive by the Harper House every now and again just to drink in the beauty -- and it's worth turning away from the majesty of Lake Michigan to do it! According to the county ...
by SWSinDC
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:08 am
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Topic: K.C. DeRhodes in a Supporting Role
Replies: 2
Views: 2096

K.C. DeRhodes in a Supporting Role

In today's South Bend (IN) Tribune, the photo accompanying an article on the city's new snow ordinance shows Tom Miller shoveling his driveway on West Washington Avenue...and a familiar house behind him: http://www.southbendtribune.com/article ... /1011/News
by SWSinDC
Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:04 pm
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Topic: W.L. Fuller
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Views: 2217

W.L. Fuller

Does anyone know anything about W.L. Fuller, for whom FLLW designed the house in Pass Christian, MS, which was destroyed by Hurricane Camille in 1969? I am curious whether he is Warren L. Fuller, Sr., who created W.L. Fuller, Inc. If so, that would lead to a remarkably sad coincidence: his son, Warr...
by SWSinDC
Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:35 pm
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Topic: Textile Block DIY
Replies: 29
Views: 25737

RE: Textile Block DIY

A workshop would be great fun and informative. I often wonder whether, in the intervening 50 years, advances in construction and production techniques would allow us to iron out the problems previously encountered with textile block construction and make it a viable approach now.
by SWSinDC
Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:24 pm
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Topic: Textile Block DIY
Replies: 29
Views: 25737

Textile Block DIY

Has anyone run across a website or video which well demonstrates, step-by-step, block-by-block, how FLLW's textile block construction was performed on site?
by SWSinDC
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:04 am
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Topic: Obituary: Dorothy Eppstein
Replies: 19
Views: 7687

Eppstein

The county records list the owner as a Matthew Kane of Granger, Michigan. The county-appraised value of the home is approximately $275,000, down from $280,000 in 2009.
by SWSinDC
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:34 am
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Topic: Herbert Jacobs House 1936, (Usonia 1) Madison, WI
Replies: 28
Views: 120012

Jacobs I

As delighted as I am that FLLW's works continue to be studied by architecture and engineering students in Europe, can someone re-assure us that he is being studied in his home country as well?
by SWSinDC
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:13 pm
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Topic: Alternatives to fireplace as psychological center of home
Replies: 143
Views: 91851

I am reminded of the question asked by a TV character on a long-forgotten show, when informed by someone that he did not own a TV: "Then what is your furniture pointed at?"

(Which does raise the prospect of a new topic: Did FLLW ever "point" his furniture? But I digress....)
by SWSinDC
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:06 am
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Topic: Unity Temple damaged
Replies: 7
Views: 4346

The ghost of Miriam Noel strikes again.
by SWSinDC
Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:14 am
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2941

Galesburg

Doug LaBrecque, the owner of the Curtis Meyer house in Galesburg, is a member of Wright Chat. His profile in the "Memberlist" above allows for you to send him a private message. If you can reach him, and he's in Michigan when you are, he could be an entry into The Acres.