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by dtc
Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:00 am
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Topic: Fascinating Palmer House detail
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Palmer windows

One would be hard pressed to fine an "experienced" mason to cut away one block so the glass could be replaced. Masons in my part of the country would have a good laugh Im sure. All experienced trades people that I know work on commercial projects, and ignore small residental projects. And if one cou...
by dtc
Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:46 am
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Topic: Fascinating Palmer House detail
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Palmer detail

When I toured the Palmer home about seven years ago, I must say I was surprised to discover that the perforated block windows were fired ceramic and not cast concrete. Upon close eximination I could see slight surface deformations and cupping from the firing. I'm sorry I do not remember glazing comp...
by dtc
Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:18 pm
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Topic: FLLW at Wright20 auction
Replies: 17
Views: 12882

FLLW AT WRIGHT 20 AUCTION

As a side note. I love Wright to pieces, but does anyone else think the Price Tower chair would be right at home on the bridge of a Klingon battlecruiser? Just a thought to this comment--- Lets not forget that most art in the 20th century is first thought of as strange, odd, ugly. There are numerous...
by dtc
Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:14 pm
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Topic: FLLW at Wright20 auction
Replies: 17
Views: 12882

As a side note. I love Wright to pieces, but does anyone else think the Price Tower chair would be right at home on the bridge of a Klingon battlecruiser? Just a thought to this comment--- Lets not forget that most art in the 20th century is first thought of as strange, odd, ugly. There are numerous...
by dtc
Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:47 am
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Topic: Exterior door problems of usonians
Replies: 12
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Exterior door problems of usonians

Many of you know that there are numerous doors that no longer function in the usonians.The reasons are many. First the glazing compounds had a tendancy to dry rock hard and shrink, which let water penetrate the wood and the bottom mortise and tennon joint. The wood stops on the exteriors also dryed,...
by dtc
Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:55 am
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Topic: usonian bed & breakfast
Replies: 19
Views: 16099

usonian bed & breakfast

This past weekend my wife, I and two very good friends had a special visit at the Haynes residence. For those of you who might not know it is available as a bed and breakfast. This house was designed and built in the early 50's of brick and Cypress, on a concrete mat with an excellent gravity heat s...