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by Wrighter
Tue May 15, 2018 3:55 pm
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Topic: Fay Jones story on public radio
Replies: 9
Views: 1895

During a Spring 2016 FLWBC tour of Jones' residential work in and around Fayetteville, it was noted the striations in the lintel at the fireplace opening were done by Jones himself with a stick I heard the same thing from Glen Parsons, though he said that Jones told him that it represents the smoke...
by Wrighter
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:13 am
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Topic: a Louis Sullivan cornice nobody’s seen in 45 years
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Views: 2219

I figured they would be doing much more Sullivan after they got the SIUE stuff. Oh I hadn't heard that. Did they get SIUE's entire collection? And do you know if they acquired it permanently, or if the materials are on loan. When I was teaching at SIUE, you would encounter random fragments on campu...
by Wrighter
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:19 am
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Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
Replies: 633
Views: 256330

Congratulations Peter--the restoration continues to sing!
by Wrighter
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:16 am
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Topic: Source for retro lighting fixtures/forums with info?
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Many thanks all! I will look into all these suggestions. Yes, it's the square base that is the problem. Round bases abound but the square has eluded me. If we become desperate, there are a couple of spots where the base is largely hidden from view--like in the utility room. We may be able to harvest...
by Wrighter
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:34 pm
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Topic: Source for retro lighting fixtures/forums with info?
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Source for retro lighting fixtures/forums with info?

Hi all, Have any of you had good luck with particular sources when looking for period lighting fixtures? Either a particular salvage store, or rehab/mid-century design forums with good information when searching for a particular fixture? We are looking for a Prescolite satin brass swivel cone (model...
by Wrighter
Thu May 11, 2017 10:49 am
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Topic: E.A. Smith house recreation
Replies: 32
Views: 11421

I'm not sure that Wright designed a garage for a residence after the Jacobs house. Anyone? I believe that one of the Erdman prefabs has a garage--the one that was designed for Wright's physician (and was later moved). The physician insisted on a garage reasoning that when he got an emergency call i...
by Wrighter
Mon May 08, 2017 8:59 am
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Topic: Japan
Replies: 2
Views: 1129

Well there's Wright's school, Jiyu Gakuen, which is open for tours: http://www.jiyu.jp/tatemono/index-e.html It's not a far walk from the correct subway stop, and there is actually pretty good signage from the subway to the school. The school is a bit out of the way, but well, well worth it. The ext...
by Wrighter
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:03 pm
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Topic: radiant heat piping repair
Replies: 61
Views: 16254

For what it's worth: What is the name of the Wright house that's across the street from Edwards in Okemos? The house was once owned by an architect who was on a team that did renovation work on GW. He told me that they had fixed holes in the radiant heating pipes by blowing a silicone product throug...
by Wrighter
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:06 pm
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Topic: E. Fay Jones House for sale
Replies: 134
Views: 96162

The listing does mention that "architectural plans are available" - of course, that would probably double the price .. Hmm, I wonder if the seller has originals...? That would probably cost. Otherwise, if the archives at the University of Arkansas have already scanned this project, they will give d...
by Wrighter
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:58 am
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Topic: E. Fay Jones House for sale
Replies: 134
Views: 96162

Apologies if this has been posted before--search function didn't come up with anything. Fay Jones' Pine Knoll for sale: http://www.janetjones.com/listing/16019659-2203-pine-valley-road-little-rock-ar-72207/ Read a rumor on the midcentury arkansas facebook page that this might be in danger because of...
by Wrighter
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:50 am
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Topic: Fay Jones, etc. sites
Replies: 5
Views: 1646

The Hunt Chapel is not by Jones, but by his successor firm, in Rogers, Arkansas:

https://www.facebook.com/Hunt-Chapel-508672205859330/
by Wrighter
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:03 pm
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Topic: Maurice Jennings has passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 1313

Thought I would share a few anecdotes from Maurice Jennings’ memorial service this past Friday. The service took place at the Hunt Chapel in Rogers, AR. The Hunt Chapel was the final project that Maurice and his son Walter designed together, and the place was packed—standing room only. One of th...
by Wrighter
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:51 pm
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Topic: Maurice Jennings has passed away
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Views: 1313

Maurice Jennings has passed away

http://www.nelsonberna.com/m/?p=memorial&id=1863268

Maurice Jennings passed away a couple of days ago. In working with us on the restoration of our house, Maurice and his son Walter have always been kind, generous, and a joy to work with. We mourn his loss.
by Wrighter
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:34 pm
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Topic: Photos we'd like to see
Replies: 87
Views: 16157

While we are on the subject, thought I'd throw in a photo of Fay Jones' discontinuous connectors at Thorncrown. http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/manuscripts/FayJones/images/full/THO1980[68]web.jpg Photo, as watermark indicates, from the U of Arkansas. I'd love to see larger photos of the...