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  Topic: Saturday entertainment: drawings drawings drawings
Roderick Grant

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:32 pm   Subject: Saturday entertainment: drawings drawings drawings
Too much. I got as far as Peter Eisenmann's House VI, and had to give up.
  Topic: Schindler Walker House for sale
Roderick Grant

Replies: 12
Views: 806

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:05 am   Subject: Schindler Walker House for sale
SDR, there is a book by Esther McCoy, "Vienna To Los Angeles: Two Journeys" (Arts + Architecture Press, 1979), comprised of letters and conversations between Schindler in LA and Neutra in Vi ...
  Topic: Abandoned Asylums
Roderick Grant

Replies: 26
Views: 510

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:48 am   Subject: Abandoned Asylums
Monuments to political points of view that have fallen from favor tend to be obliterated. There may be some leftover Lenin and Stalin statues in the ex-USSR, but probably not many of them. That there ...
  Topic: Thom Mayne and others
Roderick Grant

Replies: 6
Views: 98

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:31 am   Subject: Thom Mayne and others
Not sure who Mr. Cashman is, why his letter is reprinted here, nor what it "echoes," but I would agree with him on the subject of the fountain, even though I have not toured Frisco enough to ...
  Topic: Abandoned Asylums
Roderick Grant

Replies: 26
Views: 510

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:54 pm   Subject: Abandoned Asylums
High ceilings usually mean plenty of room for ductwork.

Why only these types of buildings that seem difficult to recycle? Old buildings are redone constantly. The Butler Warehouse was massive and s ...
  Topic: Abandoned Asylums
Roderick Grant

Replies: 26
Views: 510

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:48 am   Subject: Abandoned Asylums
I can understand the baggage frightening off a minority who expect to run into ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night, but a reuse program would probably include deletion of the lobotomy ...
  Topic: Ross House Construction Photos
Roderick Grant

Replies: 248
Views: 95555

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:05 am   Subject: Ross House Construction Photos
<thewilleyhouse.com> is still out there.
  Topic: Abandoned Asylums
Roderick Grant

Replies: 26
Views: 510

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:01 am   Subject: Abandoned Asylums
SDR, the asylums listed in the book are all in rural or semi-rural areas. Considering that the goal of such hospitals was to treat patients, and in fact keeping them as sedated as possible was a major ...
  Topic: Abandoned Asylums
Roderick Grant

Replies: 26
Views: 510

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:26 pm   Subject: Abandoned Asylums
Perhaps those tax incentives played a part in retrofitting many buildings in the warehouse district of Minneapolis north of Hennepin, next to the river, where warehouses, mills and mattress factories ...
  Topic: E.P. Irving House for sale
Roderick Grant

Replies: 8
Views: 242

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:48 am   Subject: E.P. Irving House for sale
Frederick Robie had no choice. When his father died, deep in debt, even though the son was not legally responsible, Fred accepted the task of paying it off, which required selling his bicycle business ...
  Topic: E.P. Irving House for sale
Roderick Grant

Replies: 8
Views: 242

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:44 pm   Subject: E.P. Irving House for sale
In the video, the owner says he bought the house in 2013 and greatly admired it, along with his collection of Stickley. Now just 4 years later, he's selling it?
  Topic: Abandoned Asylums
Roderick Grant

Replies: 26
Views: 510

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:41 pm   Subject: Abandoned Asylums
Obviously cost is a concern, but even demolishing them and recycling the land would be preferable to letting them rot. One has over 600 acres of land just sitting there.

Government doesn't have any ...
  Topic: Abandoned Asylums
Roderick Grant

Replies: 26
Views: 510

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:18 pm   Subject: Abandoned Asylums
I was browsing through the (inadequate) architecture section of Barnes & Noble when I came upon an odd book: "Abandoned Asylums" by Matt Van der Velde. Mostly a picture book, there is so ...
  Topic: Ten Takeaways from Usonia
Roderick Grant

Replies: 10
Views: 205

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:57 pm   Subject: Ten Takeaways from Usonia
It can be reasonably assumed that a suburban development like Pleasantville is quite different from a row of attached houses snuggling up to a Frisco sidewalk. A list of desirable traits for one doesn ...
  Topic: Oh, the horror . . .
Roderick Grant

Replies: 10
Views: 318

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:56 am   Subject: Oh, the horror . . .
While he's at it in France, perhaps he could remodel that stuffy old church in Chartres.
 
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