Search found 18 matches

by millewk
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: 1997 Time/Life Dream Home Plans/Blueprints by John Rattenbur
Replies: 13
Views: 4671

It's unfortunate that the plans are no longer available. Previously I offered a compete set of plans on this site and it was pointed out to me, and rightfully so, that I couldn't share them due to the copyright. I sent an e-mail to Taliesin West to inquire if they were still available for purchase a...
by millewk
Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Usonian style house in Oswego Il
Replies: 13
Views: 6345

@dancedark....sorry about that. For some reason I took it off public view. You should be able to see it now.
by millewk
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Usonian style house in Oswego Il
Replies: 13
Views: 6345

You are correct. Ruth Vansickle Ford was an artist of note and was director of the Chicago Institute of Art. She commissioned the house you are referring to which is also known as the Round House; Coal house or the flying saucer. It is located not far from the WB Greene home in Aurora, Il. It has be...
by millewk
Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Usonian style house in Oswego Il
Replies: 13
Views: 6345

Thanks for the comment. It was a neat home to grow up in. I can remember people driving buy and some even stopping to take pictures. Originally, the floors were polished concrete and then stained and the 65 year old radiant system is only on it's second boiler. Just another note regarding Mr. Tosi. ...
by millewk
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Usonian style house in Oswego Il
Replies: 13
Views: 6345

Usonian style house in Oswego Il

Thought I would post some pictures of my parents home which is located in Oswego Il. It is a Usonian in-line style which was built in 1951 by my Dad and grandfather. The architect was Donald A Tosi.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 00e938ba14
by millewk
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: FLWBC Conferences and State Sponsored Bigotry
Replies: 39
Views: 15201

#This is the crux of the matter. How can a business hold a strong religious belief? In my opinion, only a real person can, not a made up entity such as a business. Leave religious beliefs at the door.' A business is a "made up" entity? Really? Seriously? So my investment property LLC is simply a fig...
by millewk
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: FLWBC Conferences and State Sponsored Bigotry
Replies: 39
Views: 15201

John says..."The difference is that the federal government and those other states have included gays and lesbians as a protected class in their civil rights laws, banning discrimination based on * orientation. Indiana does not include those people in their civil rights law, and when Stephanopoulos a...
by millewk
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: FLWBC Conferences and State Sponsored Bigotry
Replies: 39
Views: 15201

"Is Religious Freedom in danger of being lost in Indiana? Isn't Religious Freedom covered by the Bill of Rights?" Yes, Religious Freedom is covered by the Bill of Rights just as * Orientation and Transgender Rights are covered under Title Vll of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. My "move on" comment was...
by millewk
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: FLWBC Conferences and State Sponsored Bigotry
Replies: 39
Views: 15201

Before rushing headlong maybe one would be better served to read and understand what the law actually says. This is one legal interpretation. "Instead, the law simply says the state can’t force you to do something that’s against your religion unless it has a very good reason to do so — the “...
by millewk
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: 1997 Dream House plans by Rattenbury
Replies: 15
Views: 12273

Mr. Harding....You are correct. I sent that post without thinking about the copyright. I stand corrected.
by millewk
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: 1997 Dream House plans by Rattenbury
Replies: 15
Views: 12273

1997 life dream house Plans

I have a set of original Life plans plans we used to build a modified version of the LDH. They are clean and not marked up. Send me a private message with your contact information and I will mail them to you.....no charge!
by millewk
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Interior Woodwork Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 2026

I agree with Mr. Harding that you should have the finish tested first. It is easy for you to do yourself. It is either an oil, varnish, Lacquer, shellac or modern polyurethane finish. Simply get a small can of Lacquer thinner and denatured alcohol. Find an inconspicuous place, wrap a clean cotton cl...
by millewk
Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Usonian needs new roof
Replies: 23
Views: 12489

For what it's worth I own several commercial buildings with flat or 1/12 pitches and I would run as fast as I could from another hot tar/gravel roof. Flat roof technology has come a long way and even if Wright originally designed tar and gravel roofs that was the best technology of the day. Even tho...
by millewk
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Photos of modified 1997 LDH
Replies: 2
Views: 2760

The Home is located in Big Rock, IL. I built 2 floor lamps and 2 matching Table lamps after a vist to Taliesin East. $9000 for 2 floor and 2 table lamps was...well, crazy! I buit them all for about $250 in materials. They are cherry. Millewk
by millewk
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts
Topic: Photos of modified 1997 LDH
Replies: 2
Views: 2760

Photos of modified 1997 LDH

I have posted here in a previous life and finally got around of placing a link to an album on my facebook page. We Built the home in 2002/03 and the pictures were taken right after we moved in. The home has been expanded to 2800 square feet with a half basement. As anyone who might have seen one the...