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  Topic: Article: Plan to expand operations at Laurent House
peterm

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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:27 pm   Subject: Article: Plan to expand operations at Laurent House
Shades of the David Wright house fiasco in miniature?
  Topic: Rally the troups!
peterm

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:19 pm   Subject: Rally the troups!
Rally the troups, troupes, or troops? I’m not sure that troups is a word, is it?
  Topic: Lustron prefab for sale Des Moines, Ia.
peterm

Replies: 28
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:12 pm   Subject: Lustron prefab for sale Des Moines, Ia.
I agree with Roderick’s assessment of the Lustron house. It’s fascinating to notice how innovative and forward looking the Airstream trailer was in its use of metal and prefabrication when contras ...
  Topic: Lustron prefab for sale Des Moines, Ia.
peterm

Replies: 28
Views: 376

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:42 pm   Subject: Lustron prefab for sale Des Moines, Ia.
https://www.ohiohistory.org/visit/exhibits/ohio-history-center-exhibits/1950s-building-the-american-dream/lustron-about/help-for-lustrons/meet-the-lustrons/meet-system/meet-system-color-schemes

Fro ...
  Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
peterm

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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:45 pm   Subject: Lamberson House Restoration
Tom- I’ll take some photos this weekend of the window details.
  Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
peterm

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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:32 pm   Subject: Lamberson House Restoration
The vintage photo is by Hedrick Blessing. We can see that two of the modular benches were originally built, but were used as coffee tables on the opposite wall. Two rattan hoop chairs, gooseneck lamp ...
  Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
peterm

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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:51 am   Subject: Lamberson House Restoration
These blueprints are from 1948, the date of the original design at the location further west. The perfs were eliminated in the final drawings from 1950 in favor of the turret style openings. I’ve no ...
  Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
peterm

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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:59 pm   Subject: Lamberson House Restoration
Oh, yeah.. That’s the game courts (Jack Lamberson was an avid tennis player, and taught in his later years), swimming pool, and dressing rooms. Of course, all of that was eliminated after the first ...
  Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
peterm

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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:08 pm   Subject: Lamberson House Restoration
I got my screen grabs, thanks.

These 1948 drawings were made for a slightly different location on the property, further away from the street, and closer to the hospital behind the house. The slope ...
  Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
peterm

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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:53 pm   Subject: Lamberson House Restoration
The ten that got away. I bid too low; now they will not live with the house. 😞
The “winning” bid was $1700.00 at Heritage Auction today, with estimate between 800 and 1100. Whoever now owns th ...
  Topic: Mid-century modern homes in Midland, MI
peterm

Replies: 12
Views: 406

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:08 pm   Subject: Mid-century modern homes in Midland, MI
I guess I would use a couple of examples. We might have had more of this:

https://www.archdaily.com/102060/ad-classics-dulles-international-airport-eero-saarinen/5037f4c728ba0d599b000677-ad-classic ...
  Topic: Lustron prefab for sale Des Moines, Ia.
peterm

Replies: 28
Views: 376

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:56 pm   Subject: Lustron prefab for sale Des Moines, Ia.
In this video, we see the studs and insulation, but no glimpse of the roof framing.

https://youtu.be/R6uv2ghUjNs

Here’s more:

“...Assembly began with the pouring of a concrete slab. Pre- ...
  Topic: Lustron prefab for sale Des Moines, Ia.
peterm

Replies: 28
Views: 376

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:53 pm   Subject: Lustron prefab for sale Des Moines, Ia.
Duplicate post
  Topic: Mid-century modern homes in Midland, MI
peterm

Replies: 12
Views: 406

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:37 pm   Subject: Mid-century modern homes in Midland, MI
Without having heard Gunnar Birkherts’ comments, I would imagine it in this way: Eero Saarinen was not afraid of symbolism (TWA, St. Louis Arch, Dulles Airport) or expressionist moves that placed hi ...
  Topic: Lustron prefab for sale Des Moines, Ia.
peterm

Replies: 28
Views: 376

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:23 pm   Subject: Lustron prefab for sale Des Moines, Ia.
Amen.

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