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by Mackintosh
Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:40 am
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Topic: 2 John S. Van Bergen Prairie-Style Homes for Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 5908

The first thing to go in an old house is the kitchen, followed by the bathrooms. John Thorpe absolutely removes original materials. Look at the Heurtley house. Yeah, they did a bit of restoration but they also renovated the heck out of that house, like turning the bedroom into a master bath. I think...
by Mackintosh
Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:59 pm
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Topic: New book: "The Gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright"
Replies: 22
Views: 12528

Maybe someone needs to write a book and call it "This is not about Frank Lloyd Wright".
by Mackintosh
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:30 pm
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Topic: Freeman House
Replies: 20
Views: 9936

Now that Blago is in the national spotlight, I think everyone understands why the Dana-Thomas House was closed. The house museum was a successful attraction with many visitors. There was no reason for the Governor to close it. He claimed it was a budget problem. He gives money away to anyone who wil...
by Mackintosh
Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:18 pm
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Topic: Loving Frank, the movie
Replies: 47
Views: 32605

Even before "The Book", I always thought of this story as a movie. I see Laura Linney more as Catherine more than Mamah. You definitely need an actor who could do the age of 30-something to 40s because that's when the story takes place. I don't see why everyone is naming these actors who are close t...
by Mackintosh
Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:14 pm
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Topic: obama wanted to be an architect
Replies: 44
Views: 20221

I am glad someone mentioned that FLW has been dead for 50 years because sometimes when you read this chat forum, you would think he was alive and well.
by Mackintosh
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:14 pm
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Topic: Good Louis Sullivan news, for a change
Replies: 5
Views: 4067

What about the websites (usually homemade blogs) that list only Frank Lloyd Wright as the architect of the Charnley House? That in itself is a crime. When does an assistant become the leading architect? One of my pet peeves is "Frank Lloyd Wright is God" and everyone forgetting where he learned his ...
by Mackintosh
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:29 pm
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Topic: Sullivan bank in danger
Replies: 0
Views: 2101

Sullivan bank in danger

Apparently the city fathers of Cedar Rapids are considering endorsing a plan to build levees in downtown which would require demolition of many historic structures, including City Hall, a county courthouse and the SULLIVAN BANK. There are a number of people in town who are spearheading an effort to ...
by Mackintosh
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:33 am
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Topic: Dana to close October 1st
Replies: 62
Views: 41057

I find the closings to be another example of why we need to get rid of this Governor and all dirty politics in this state. I don't see other states suffering from the kind of problems we have to deal with here in Illinois. I hope what Mr. Harding wrote is absolutely true. We need to get rid of Blago...
by Mackintosh
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:27 am
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Topic: Robie House Closure
Replies: 4
Views: 3944

Yep, it's true. See it while you still can.
by Mackintosh
Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:40 pm
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Topic: Message from WA Storrer in my Email
Replies: 32
Views: 30904

Isn't Storrer coming out with a new edition of his book/guide? I believe he has discovered a few long lost Wright houses but otherwise I have no idea what the big deal is.
by Mackintosh
Wed May 21, 2008 6:26 pm
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Topic: Oscar Balch House
Replies: 30
Views: 25627

"the added windows from the dining area to the kitchen, very well done.."

If I remember correctly, didn't they say those windows in the dining room were original because that would have been the back of the house?
by Mackintosh
Mon May 19, 2008 8:03 pm
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Topic: Oscar Balch House
Replies: 30
Views: 25627

I don't absolutely disagree with additions. Sometimes they are necessary in these modern times. But I hate modern additions when they distract from the overall architecture. I have been on so many housewalks (even little bungalows) and there is always a big t.v. room tacked on to the back. Some of t...
by Mackintosh
Mon May 19, 2008 8:02 pm
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Topic: Oscar Balch House
Replies: 30
Views: 25627

Did anyone like the house at least? :)
by Mackintosh
Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:01 pm
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Topic: Video: Heurtley House - Meet the Homeowners
Replies: 3
Views: 4786

They did such an amazing job. I know they sold it this year. But how can you give that up?
by Mackintosh
Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:41 pm
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Topic: Willits dining chair provenance
Replies: 37
Views: 36865

Thanks for that information. I haven't seen this particular doctor in years but her name is Karen Altay. So that must be her father. But I swear she told me they sold windows so who knows what the story is? I've passed by the house many, many times but I don't know that much about its history. How m...