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by jim
Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:55 pm
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Topic: FLWSA - New Dean
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You might want to google "Cincinattimagazine aaron betsky" which will bring up an article "Aaron Betsky is Building a New Art Museum. Aaron Betsky is Destroying the Old Art Museum. Discuss" by R.J. Smith. May 1, 2013. Hmmm
by jim
Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:08 pm
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Topic: Meyer May House
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Perhaps another house worth throwing in the mix is the recently restored Boynton, the date for which Storer gives as 1908. If his drawing/scale is accurate, that cantilever appears to be something like 23'. The veranda floor is level with the interior space floors. Interestingly when the veranda was...
by jim
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:13 pm
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Topic: Fine John Howe house for sale
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Fine John Howe house for sale

755 Tonkawa Road, Orono,
Hennepin County, MN, 55356
MLS# 4511320
Active $2,295,000
4 beds / 4 baths / 3,620 sqft / ~2 acres / 1965 built / $9,172 Est. e
photos online

NORTHSTAR REALTORS, Inc. / Valerie Fazendin, Roger Fazendin
by jim
Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:02 pm
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Topic: Nakoma and Nakomis Bronzes
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Nakoma and Nakomis Bronzes

I recently stumbled upon 17 1/2" bronzes of Nakoma and Nakomis, licensed in 1974 by the FLlW Foundation, at the Zaplin Lambert Gallery in Santa Fe. Edition of 500. $7500 the pair. Although I know the large ones at Johnson Wax and have seen ads for "cast stone" and ceramic versions, this is the first...
by jim
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:39 pm
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Topic: Avery Coonley Estate
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A previous commenter wrote: "It is easy to navigate the grid street pattern of Oak Park. Riverside is broken up by the river and parks and seems designed to limit access." That is exactly the reason why Frederick Law Olmsted designed Riverside as he did. From the book "Frederick Law Olmsted: designi...
by jim
Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:31 pm
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Topic: Japan
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Views: 5217

I would definitely take the train to Kyoto, the former capital, and visit the Katsura and Shugakuin Imperial Villas. They are each country villas in superb informal gardens, very sensitively sited and designed. You can imagine lots of Wright inspiration in them. Both probably take reservations made ...
by jim
Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:34 pm
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Topic: House by William Deknatel, apprentice
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From google: Deknatel (1907-1973) is listed as one of two architects studied in a book by the Graham Foundation, "Architecture in Context: The Avant-Garde in Chicago's Suburbs, Paul Schweikher and William Ferguson Deknatel" (book, 1984). From The Wright Library, online. Two mentions of Deknatel work...
by jim
Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:12 pm
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Topic: Screen Usonian Porch Construction Information
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RE: Richardson. Mrs Richardson told me "My father suggested that we screen in the carport for a porch. He noticed that this is where the workman sat to have their lunch because it was shaded by trees and cool." She also said they were terrified when Mr. Wright came to visit, but he never said a word...
by jim
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:24 pm
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Topic: j. willis hughes house (fountainhead)
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Views: 27727

There is fine coverage of this house in the December 1982-January 1983 issue of Fine Homebuilding, No. 12. Seven pages, 12 large photos; wood joinery details, and full page plan-isometric and a floorplan. "Restoring Fountainhead", by Tim Snyder. According to the article Hughes was a wildcat oil spec...
by jim
Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:53 pm
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Topic: For What It's Worth Dept -- Svetlana II
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Interestingly the author visited S.A. in 2007 when she was living in a senior center in Spring Green, and again in 2008 when she was living in Richland Center. Curious that of all the places in the world, she should return to the valley of the god almighty Jones.
by jim
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:11 pm
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Topic: J. J. Walser House
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Here is an excerpt of the article from Curbed Chicago 2/18/14: "National Register Of Historic Places "Mapping Chicago's Freshly Minted National Historic Places "[A few of Chicago's latest entries to the National Register of Historic Places] "Illinois had over two dozen entries to the National Regist...
by jim
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:51 pm
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Topic: J. J. Walser House
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Views: 4495

J. J. Walser House

According to chicago.curbed.com, (2/18/14) the badly deteriorated J.J. Walser house has received Landmark status from the National Register of Historic Places. Now it "just" needs someone to restore it before it falls down.
by jim
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:12 pm
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Topic: Joseph Euchtman House Sold
Replies: 19
Views: 25644

DRN is correct that this is a later addition. When I saw the house 20 or so years ago there was a smaller windowless addition there that I surmised was some kind of utilitarian space, not the major room that is there now.
by jim
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:49 pm
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Topic: Avery Coonley Estate
Replies: 109
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Somewhere I have read, in I believe an on-line article on either Henry Feuermann or George Niedecken, that the first owners after the Coonleys "found the house, almost unbelievably, too small" and were responsible for the complete reconfiguration and expansion of the bed room wing. This would have b...
by jim
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:48 pm
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Topic: Joseph Euchtman House Sold
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When I was there about 20 years ago: -the site has been filled and leveled as shown in the realtor's photo -the high wood fence on the "open" side of the house encloses an in-ground swimming pool set in a wood deck. Curiously, this whole addition is a few degrees off perpendicular from the house. -t...