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by jmcnally
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:17 pm
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Topic: Should there be a new social media closed group for Wright?
Replies: 86
Views: 3595

Re: Should there be a new social media closed group for Wright?

It's hard to believe it's time for my annual post to Wright Chat. I resisted Facebook for quite a while, but finally joined in 2010 for work-related reasons. It enables me to keep in touch with family and friends from across the country. It has many problems, but it is still worthwhile for those liv...
by jmcnally
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:30 pm
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Topic: Book: Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models
Replies: 1
Views: 644

Although it is a recent review, the book has been around since 2017

Although it is a recent review, the book has been around since 2017
by jmcnally
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:00 pm
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Topic: Article: Museum of The Arts & Crafts Movement
Replies: 5
Views: 1704

contrary to earlier reports, it is not opening in December
by jmcnally
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:42 pm
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Topic: W. R. Ede, (apprentice?) house for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1380

he doesn't appear on my apprentice list, but that list acknowledges there were some omissions. Any guidance?
by jmcnally
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:18 pm
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Topic: Divorce question
Replies: 4
Views: 1518

generally speaking, divorce laws started being relaxed in the 1970s as "no-fault" divorce became more common. The state of the law in the early 1900s is a complicated matter and would require an examination of the statutes in effect at that time as well as judicial interpretations at the state supre...
by jmcnally
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:29 pm
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Topic: eBay: Letter signed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Replies: 29
Views: 5982

I don't think the Foundation came into being until AFTER April 1959. First letter : BUNCO Second letter, less suspect - Taliesin Logo and full signature. I rest my case. The Foundation says it was created by Wright in 1940: "Established by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the Foundation is deeply commit...
by jmcnally
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:15 pm
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Topic: Article: Florida Southern College - Lakeland, FL
Replies: 8
Views: 3141

Roderick - it's interesting how a bot tried to rephrase your post from December
by jmcnally
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:13 pm
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Topic: Article: Museum to exhibit FLW's office for Kaufmann
Replies: 26
Views: 6703

I was so disappointed - I was in London to see this exhibit a few years back and was told it was not on display. I drove all the way from Detroit for nothing.
by jmcnally
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:38 pm
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Topic: Article: 'Rethinking the modern house museum'
Replies: 4
Views: 1397

It's a thought-provoking article, but the sub-headline doesn't get addressed until the very end: today's visitors want to snap at least a quick photo. I applaud the house museums that have recently started allowing photos, a list that now includes the Home & Studio, Taliesin, and Westcott. On the ot...
by jmcnally
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:17 pm
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Topic: America's first shopping mall (1957)
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

I guess it depends on what you call "modern." Northland in Southfield, Michigan, opened in 1954 and was a great example of MCM. Unlike the mall in Minnesota, though, it was an outdoor mall (until about 1975) and its stores were on one level. Also unlike that mall, Wright never had occasion to insult...
by jmcnally
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:07 am
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Topic: Henry J Niels residence
Replies: 6
Views: 2819

The house is on a bluff overlooking a river and trail. You can get some limited views of the house from that trail.
by jmcnally
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:32 am
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Topic: Photos of the Austin House, Greenville, SC???
Replies: 26
Views: 18423

Thanks for posting the pics Rood. I drove by the house on Monday after the Moon's shadow was gone and all I saw was the top of the chimney and the driveway gates. I suppose in the winter when leaves are down more can be seen from the street and from the opposite street to the south. Trees in the so...
by jmcnally
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:40 pm
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Topic: Dominos collection open for visitors
Replies: 28
Views: 6988

http://www.flwright.us/FLWDominos2_files/image011.jpg http://www.flwright.us/FLWDominos2_files/image010.jpg http://www.flwright.us/FLWDominos2_files/image012.jpg http://www.flwright.us/FLWDominos2.htm The actual tower was never built anywhere. Monaghan's proposal to build it in the Ann Arbor area w...
by jmcnally
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:23 am
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Topic: Elizabeth Campau wife of the late Gregor P Affleck
Replies: 1
Views: 997

Gregor P was the son of Gregor S (who was also married to an Elizabeth)

Gregor P (and I believe his sister) arranged for the Affleck house to be donated to Lawrence Tech after their parents' deaths.
by jmcnally
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:04 am
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Topic: Abandoned Asylums
Replies: 38
Views: 8805

"Solidly built" often means it's very difficult to retrofit for simple basics like air conditioning