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by Wrighter
Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:05 am
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Topic: Palmer House For Sale
Replies: 57
Views: 36721

Paul R-- You may be right about the Illinois budget. But I was also at the Dana event, and the tone of the comments from the docents, managers, etc. really indicated a larger issue with Dana specifically--they led me to believe that long-term closure was being discussed, not just a short term budget...
by Wrighter
Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:01 am
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Topic: Palmer House For Sale
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Views: 36721

For what it's worth, according to the sticky note at the top of the chat, the "Site Associate Program" is a program of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. According to that same note, the program is intended for owners of public sites, rather than private homeowners. The rather extensive and detailed...
by Wrighter
Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:30 pm
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Topic: La Miniatura
Replies: 30
Views: 27779

SDR--thanks for the info and the reference.
by Wrighter
Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:26 am
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Topic: La Miniatura
Replies: 30
Views: 27779

I'd always heard the old man "approved" his son's addition, but I've always wondered what that meant. Does anyone know the level of approval? Did he simply sign off on Lloyd as architect of the expansion before any plans were made, or did he get a look at the plans or a rough outline of the addition...
by Wrighter
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:07 am
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Topic: Lovness House Moving?
Replies: 21
Views: 17694

A quick web search turns up evidence that Weinberg is an admirer of Wright's work. A couple of examples: http://media.www.dailyutahchronicle.com/media/storage/paper244/news/2007/10/25/News/Weinberg.Speaks.About.Nakedness-3056547.shtml http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/born-renovate/story.aspx?gu...
by Wrighter
Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:25 pm
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Topic: Chahroudi / Massaro residence on Petre Island
Replies: 199
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http://architecturelab.net/2007/09/15/loving-frank/ This is a link to a post with several pictures/views that I hadn't come across before. My bad in advance if the link's already been posted here. Are the concrete walls as blue as they look in the 6th photo here? Surely, they cannot be and it's jus...
by Wrighter
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:25 pm
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Topic: Legacy House in Park City
Replies: 6
Views: 5548

Legacy House in Park City

http://www.thewrightspirit.com/ The link above is to a rental property in Park City, Utah that is billing itself as a Legacy home, built by a great nephew of the old man (Robert Harding (Bob) Wright). An article says that the original plans were from 1956, for a site in Michigan. The pictures on th...
by Wrighter
Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:15 pm
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Topic: John Randal McDonald home on the Market
Replies: 40
Views: 33838

Oh, I dunno, I kind of liked the stairs--I thought they were a bit of fun, as the Brits say. There's something about this, and the other JRM house on the tour this year, that "swings"--you can imagine them as a set in a Dean Martin as Matt Helm film. (Was that the name of the spy he played?). So the...
by Wrighter
Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:46 am
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Topic: Cedar River Flooding
Replies: 27
Views: 28263

Many thanks for the effort and the information.
by Wrighter
Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:31 am
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Topic: Rare Max Hoffman pics / Enjoy!
Replies: 26
Views: 21504

In addition to the safety of small children--an issue more important than aesthetics--might the fence also be a result of building codes? I have no sense of the Hoffman site, or whether the property is fenced off from other properties with a larger perimeter structure. In many municipalities, howeve...
by Wrighter
Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:00 pm
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Topic: Cedar River Flooding
Replies: 27
Views: 28263

Cedar River Flooding

I saw a photo in the paper this morning of Charles City in Iowa. The Cedar River had flooded; a story on the disaster doesn't mention any casualties, thankfully, but over 500 homes were affected by the floodwaters. Anyone heard anything about the Miller house on the river's banks, and whether it was...
by Wrighter
Thu May 29, 2008 12:44 pm
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Topic: Last home designed by Alfred Browning Parker under threat
Replies: 32
Views: 24348

Rather than claiming that the home in question is Parker's last design, the article actually says it's the last home of his standing in the Palm Beach area. I agree that the opening sentence is rather poorly constructed, but it doesn't claim the home is Parker's last design, and goes on to point out...
by Wrighter
Thu May 15, 2008 5:11 pm
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Topic: 2008 WrightPlus
Replies: 5
Views: 4582

I'll be there too. Can't plan far enough in advance to specify what color I'll be wearing, though. If the weather reports are accurate, though, I'll be sporting a black umbrella.
by Wrighter
Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:25 am
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Topic: Mitered corner windows
Replies: 22
Views: 25761

NOT DIRECTLY ABOUT WRIGHT, so feel free to skip, but while we're on the topic of mitred windows, there's something about them in non-Wright buildings that has always bothered me. There are a number of office buildings and the like that I pass on my way to work that feature lots of glass, frequently ...
by Wrighter
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:52 pm
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Topic: 2 Videos
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Views: 4881

Thanks for the links. Well, a number of the interior spaces in Massaro seem to have the stuff--though it's hard to tell from such a small video--and the distant profile looks right too. And, I must admit, I'm amongst the minority who don't mind the idea of the legacy projects. But that Rubblestone! ...