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by HenryWhiting
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:06 am
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Topic: Judge Charles P. McCarthy House (1913)
Replies: 17
Views: 8298

Re: Judge Charles P. McCarthy House (1913)

Years ago I sent photos of this house to both Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and William Allin Storrer, asking if it was a Wright house. Both denied that it was. Idaho authorities have acknowledged that its National Registration nomination was in error in saying it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is i...
by HenryWhiting
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:59 pm
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Topic: For sale: William Thaxton House - Houston, TX
Replies: 13
Views: 2015

Re: For sale: William Thaxton House - Houston, TX

Is it for sale again? I looks completely unlived in, even by architectural photography standards.
by HenryWhiting
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:33 pm
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Topic: Lecture: The Western Works of Frank Lloyd Wright
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Lecture: The Western Works of Frank Lloyd Wright

Looking forward to this talk on Monday morning (10:00 PST). I'm curious what, if anything, she has to say about Teater's Knoll.
by HenryWhiting
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:14 pm
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Topic: Wright and Beethoven
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Wright and Beethoven

I posted this earlier on The Wright Attitude Facebook page, but it is perhaps even more relevant on Wright Chat: On the occasion of Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday, I would like to offer the following remembrance: In the fall of 1988, the group that would eventually be named the Frank Lloyd Wr...
by HenryWhiting
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:42 pm
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Topic: Fay Jones' Buckley House - Fayetteville, AR
Replies: 10
Views: 1121

Re: Fay Jones' Buckley House - Fayetteville, AR

If only all houses were this beautiful.....
by HenryWhiting
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:14 pm
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Topic: George Suyama architect
Replies: 24
Views: 2171

Re: George Suyama architect

Also see: https://suyamapetersondeguchi.com/portf ... ver-house/

Grant Hildebrand (The Wright Space) wrote an excellent book about him, 'Suyama: A Complex Serenity' (U of Washington Press, 2011).
by HenryWhiting
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:34 am
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Topic: George Suyama architect
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Views: 2171

Re: George Suyama architect

SDR: this is interesting. These are two different houses, one by Suyama and one by Kundig (both from Seattle), and they must have called their houses "River House" because of their close proximity to the Wood River. They sit just a couple hundred yards apart, though the Suyama house is elevated abov...
by HenryWhiting
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:33 am
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Topic: George Suyama architect
Replies: 24
Views: 2171

Re: George Suyama architect

Mr. Suyama is on the Conservancy's board. His work is exquisite. It is interesting to see how he adapted his style to fit the Northern California rural ethos, particularly in his open roof framing. When we had the first Idaho 'Out and About' a few years ago, we toured 'The River House', a minimalist...
by HenryWhiting
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:34 pm
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Topic: For sale: Flood-damaged Alden Dow home - Midland, MI
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: For sale: Flood-damaged Alden Dow home - Midland, MI

Midland has suffered three 500 year floods in my lifetime, in 1986, 2017 and 2020. The Riecker house is Midland's version of Mies' Farnworth house. Note on the map how close it is to both Sturgeon Creek and the Tittabawassee River. It suffered extensively from each of these floods and had to be almo...
by HenryWhiting
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:58 am
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Topic: Dealing with visitors in this time of COVID
Replies: 35
Views: 3679

Dealing with visitors in this time of COVID

I recently had a visit from a person, who I had invited from Boise, the current hotspot in Idaho. When I went out to the gate to greet him (my gate which I nearly always keep closed is opaque, to help with privacy on my small, remote property), he stepped up and immediately grasped my hand. It took ...
by HenryWhiting
Sat May 23, 2020 7:38 pm
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Topic: Midland, MI
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: Midland, MI

The Alden Dow Home and Studio survived with minimal damage because it sits high enough above the Tittabawassee River. The level of the pond by the conference room is part of a separate water system, with the water level controlled by a small dam just below the house. This system was affected by the ...
by HenryWhiting
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:36 pm
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Topic: Wright and Exposed Structure?
Replies: 40
Views: 6201

Re: Wright and Exposed Structure?

Don't forget the Chauncey L. Griggs house in Tacoma, WA, of 1945. It has exposed rough-sawn (if I remember correctly) trusses (unusual, if not singular for Wright) as the structural element for the roof. Mr. Griggs was a lumberman, so perhaps Wright was showcasing Griggs product at his request.
by HenryWhiting
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:32 pm
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Topic: eBay: Letter from FLW to Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller
Replies: 18
Views: 4201

I have spoken to some Lloyd-Jones friends and no one is aware of a great-granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright named "Carrie Wright", who supposedly lives in Scottsdale. A check of some of the other FLW Ebay letters finds her name listed. The Teater letter description says, "Signed by a relative." Of ...
by HenryWhiting
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:44 pm
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Topic: eBay: Letter from FLW to Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller
Replies: 18
Views: 4201

I have contacted Ebay and alerted them to the fraud of this letter. Perhaps others, who have concrete knowledge of other fraudulent items, letters, drawings, etc. can do so as well. I suspect it will always be an ongoing problem.
by HenryWhiting
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:40 pm
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Topic: eBay: Letter from FLW to Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller
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Views: 4201

The Frank Lloyd Wright letter to Archie Teater is unquestionably a fake. The address used in this 1956 "letter" is: Archie Teater, 583 River Road, Bliss, Idaho, USA. This is the current address. In 1956 the road was known as Highway 30. When I bought Teater's Knoll in 1982, the road was known as Old...