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by googieagog
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:18 pm
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Topic: Article: State of Iowa steps in for Walter House/Cedar Rock
Replies: 8
Views: 5651

Cedar Rock's all-in-one "Sanifab" fixtures were designed by Bertrand Goldberg during the war and manufactured '45-'47. Its dimesnions are 7.5'x2.5' and were intended for widespread use, to be dropped in the framing before hanging the drywall. The intent was that a bathroom could be built in a single...
by googieagog
Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:12 pm
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Topic: Article: State of Iowa steps in for Walter House/Cedar Rock
Replies: 8
Views: 5651

Cedar Rock is my favorite Wright museum house. It's a great design, amazingly complete and spectacularly maintained. (Some may quibble with the copper cladding added a few years back to the skylight cutouts, but overall it's a good solution for a chronic condensation problem.) That said, I do questi...
by googieagog
Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:58 pm
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Topic: Schweikher, Miesians on Fox Valley tour
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Here's a link to some photos of the tour. Interior shots were not allowed in the residences. Brownson's Geneva House and Schweikher's Frazel I house were the highlights.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/googieagog ... 40/detail/
by googieagog
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:17 am
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Topic: Schweikher, Miesians on Fox Valley tour
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Schweikher, Miesians on Fox Valley tour

Preservation Partners of Fox Valley (IL) seem to still be selling tickets for its DOCO MOMO midcentury modern weekend Oct. 11-12. The tour Saturday is in Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles & Wayne. There are six homes and one office building, among them one Paul Schweikher and one Schweikher-inspired home...
by googieagog
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:47 am
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Topic: Beautiful William Drummond Home Slated for Demolition
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River Forest's preservation law, crafted by a mayor/developer-crony banker, has no teeth. The RF Historical Society colluded in its creation, and should be ashamed. Perhaps this teardown might mobilize community will to at least consider some protections long ago implemented by their neighbor to the...
by googieagog
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:33 am
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Topic: farnsworth flooding
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Views: 7603

Thanks much for the update, Wrightgeek
by googieagog
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:00 am
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Topic: farnsworth flooding
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Views: 7603

It was said that after the '96 flood, Lohan's restoration made the primavera mahogany plywood panels removeable, so they could be rescued before water entered the house. I've seen nothing in the news coverage which mentions whether the panels were removed before this latest flood. Perhaps the water ...
by googieagog
Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:03 am
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Topic: Wright & Like 2008
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For what it's worth, I finally got around to posting a few photos from June's Wright & Like tour in Wisconsin. They include shots of John Randal McDonald's Schirmir House and other 'like' houses.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/googieagog ... 60/detail/
by googieagog
Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:42 pm
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Topic: The first usonian
Replies: 209
Views: 174052

I know Wright talked about organic growth, etc., but (don't yell at me) I think his addition to Rosenbaum shows how difficult adding to Usonians sometimes is - it was much better before. No question about that. Wright's claims of easy Usonian additions ususally related to continuing the bedroom win...
by googieagog
Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:45 am
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Topic: Bear Run Paperweight
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Views: 3015

How about the Johnson Wax Research Tower, which was a desk lighter back in the day? Or perhaps the Price Tower -- that would read well as a desktop item.
by googieagog
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:15 am
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Topic: The National Center for the Study of FLW
Replies: 26
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Thanks for the thorough recap, SDR. I remember at the time he was criticized by museums for driving up the price of Wright artifacts they argued should remain in public view. A friend in Ann Arbor visited the Dominos HQ and said the items on display there were pretty amazing. I also recall the summe...
by googieagog
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:35 am
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Topic: The first usonian
Replies: 209
Views: 174052

SDR asked about gypsum board: Drywall in the Chicago area started coming into common use around 1954 and was pretty much the standard by '57. Can't speak for the rest of the country. USG's experimental village in Palatine IL -- architect-designed modernist houses intended to popularize use of drywal...
by googieagog
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:32 pm
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Topic: Wright Salmon Color
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Views: 17805

Don't know how much Wright had to do with the final execution, but the Gammage Auditorium color has quite a bit of pink, which also might be described as a kind of orange. We visited Taliesin West last summer. (BTW, there's no such thing as Taliesin East. That's like calling York, England "Old York....
by googieagog
Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:22 pm
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Topic: Current Work of Harding Partners
Replies: 19
Views: 15264

Is this supposed to be a Finnish type of design? Sort of reminds me of IKEA. If the writer means Aalto, I'd take that as a compliment. Ditto for Sweden's IKEA, which has put more good modern design into the homes of more people than any other company. The model unit in the 1930s Reitveld townhouse ...
by googieagog
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:38 am
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Topic: John Lautner Exhibit
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Views: 7299

Right you are, SDR. I vote for 3-D high-def video cameras, moving through space, for the next Wright documentary. With HDTV & Blu-ray now the standard, viewers could enjoy it at home with perhaps little or no headache.