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by PNB
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:53 pm
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Topic: American System-Built Home
Replies: 6
Views: 4159

Thanks for the notice Paul - I'll be tuning in. This brings up the question I asked about a year ago that I thought would have generated more interest than it did: Does anyone have any information on the American System Built house that William Weston built in Spring Green?? http://www.savewright.or...
by PNB
Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:16 pm
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Topic: Curtis Besinger Book
Replies: 9
Views: 6228

I just finished reading this book last night. I enjoyed it but it reads as something of a tragedy as the Fellowship descends from the exciting adventure of the 1930's to a very strange place increasingly dominated by Olgivanna. I too was amazed at all of the constant changes occurring at both Talies...
by PNB
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:53 pm
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Topic: FLLW and his cars
Replies: 13
Views: 8532

The Cord Museum http://www.automobilemuseum.org/Pages/default.aspx has two of his vehicles and Joel Silver has two of his Lincolns. Quarterly articles are not available online.
by PNB
Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:05 am
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Topic: FLLW and his cars
Replies: 13
Views: 8532

FLLW and his cars

I quite enjoyed the Quarterly's feature on FLLW and his automobiles. I was curious about the 1911 Stoddard Dayton that is mentioned. This web link shows a picture of a restored "Red Devil" http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/photo/122047,11656/1911-Stoddard-Dayton-5-Passenger-Touring_photo.aspx From my ...
by PNB
Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:43 pm
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Topic: Taliesin Reunion Dates?
Replies: 19
Views: 8653

The 60th reunion was in 1992 and quite well attended. I know I have seen pictures of this before but can't seem to place my hand on them. In my former job I had a co-worker who sang at the reunion and although she had not known much about FLLW prior to the event she spoke most fondly about the exper...
by PNB
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:10 am
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Topic: Video: Incomplete house based upon Fallingwater
Replies: 3
Views: 2530

Makes me wonder how many "Fallingwater" replicas are out there. I have heard there is one in Lake Geneva Wisconsin.
by PNB
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:05 am
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Topic: Taliesin Reunion Dates?
Replies: 19
Views: 8653

A quick internet search reveals there was a 50th, 60th, 70th, and 75th reunion.
by PNB
Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:47 pm
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Topic: My new (to me) Ernst Anderegg Usonian
Replies: 253
Views: 140407

Wow - what a neat looking home - thanks for sharing. I am somewhat envious as when I was home shopping in my small town in central Wisconsin there was NOTHING of any architectural interest available.

Looking forward to seeing/reading more about your home.
by PNB
Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:19 pm
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Topic: Where Do The Taliesin Tour Guides Come From?
Replies: 6
Views: 3443

I take one of the Taliesin tours almost every year. Comparing the guides to the other Wright sites I have visited I would have to say the Taliesin ones are indeed excellent with few exceptions. Their facts are usually spot on which unfortunately is not always true with other sites. One docent, who I...
by PNB
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:05 pm
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Topic: accommodations near Fallingwater
Replies: 8
Views: 7197

Thank you for all the suggestions - some really good possibilities here. On a different note we are thinking of swinging by and visiting the Westcott home either on the way there or the way back. I would be curious to hear what others have been there think of the experience.
by PNB
Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:30 pm
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Topic: accommodations near Fallingwater
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accommodations near Fallingwater

We've locked in our vacation stay in Virginia next June. We will be close enough to visit Pope Leighey. On the way back we will be visiting Fallingwater and we wish to stay close by. Can anyone recommend a good place to stay close to Fallingwater?
by PNB
Sun May 31, 2009 8:35 am
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Topic: Weston redi-cut house
Replies: 4
Views: 3957

Yes those are the homes I am referring to. William Weston was FLLW's carpenter - he was one of the two survivors of the 1914 murders. Marcus was his son and a FLLW apprentice. My reference for the existence of the redi cut home in Spring Green is Marcus Weston's chapter in Edgar Tafel's FLLW - recol...
by PNB
Fri May 29, 2009 12:17 pm
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Topic: Weston redi-cut house
Replies: 4
Views: 3957

Weston redi-cut house

I read that William Weston built one of the redi-cut homes in Spring Green although FLLW wouldn't allow it to be attributed to him because of the use of an open cornice. Does anyone know if this house still stands and if so where in Spring Green?
by PNB
Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:49 pm
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Topic: the Shelter-Nature context in the 21st Century
Replies: 15
Views: 6680

I always like to see Kelly Davis get his due. Whenever I think about the house I hope to build in a few years I think of his Strom Residence - I can't think of a recent more attractive livable looking interior.

http://www.salaarc.com/projects/kdc93105.html
by PNB
Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:09 pm
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Topic: samuel mockbee architecture of decency
Replies: 25
Views: 18711

Well I think this is great architecture and a great cause. I saw a documentary about Mockbee and the rural studio a number of years ago when I first became interested in architecture. I could never quite remember his name or his studio. Thank you to the original post and those who posted photos - gr...