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by DRN
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:10 pm
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Topic: Video - Harold Price Jr. House - Bartlesville, OK
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Video - Harold Price Jr. House - Bartlesville, OK

This was part of the FLWBC’s very well run and enjoyable 2020 Virtual Conference.
by DRN
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:56 pm
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Topic: Article: Restored Arizona Biltmore Hotel - Phoenix, AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 888

Re: Article: Restored Arizona Biltmore Hotel - Phoenix, AZ

Wow. That is remarkably awful. The Biltmore over the last 20-25 years has maintained a vaguely Arts & Crafts and later, pieces not unlike the mild ArtDeco originals: a look that sat well with the building given its earthy warmth and clean lines. Each decoration era seemed to be supplemented with War...
by DRN
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:06 pm
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Topic: McCartney house for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1408

Re: McCartney house for sale

Disassembly? The house or the soapstone fireplace? The house needs work, but aside from some issues with carport roof, the house proper was sound in 2013. Its garden wall extensions could stand to be replaced, and efflorescence from condensation or flashing/roofing deferred maintenance needs to be r...
by DRN
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:59 pm
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Topic: McCartney house for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1408

Re: McCartney house for sale

John Meyers owned the house 7-9years ago and was a Chatter on this board for a while: http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6715 John opened his house to the FLWBC's Grand Rapids Conference tours in 2013...I hope he is well. Some information about the fireplace insert, which is remova...
by DRN
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:40 am
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Topic: Article: A. Quincy Jones & Whitney Smith house - Los Angeles, CA
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Re: Article: A. Quincy Jones & Whitney Smith house - Los Angeles, CA

The tile commonly used in the 1930’s-1960’s was called asphalt tile or asphalt composition tile and typically measures 9”x9”. This material has asbestos content, as does some of the glue used with it. It can be brittle and when it’s Wax coating is worn off, the tiles can shed asbestos containing dus...
by DRN
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:06 am
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Topic: Article: Fletcher House by Humphrey Hall - Christchurch, New Zealand
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Views: 971

Re: Article: Fletcher House by Humphrey Hall - Christchurch, New Zealand

Alden Dow designed a stacked lantern in this vein: https://www.abdow.org/product/set-of-three-alden-b-dow-designed-petal-lanterns/ The Alden Dow Foundation calls these “Petal Lanterns” Oddly enough, I saw one poking up above a parapet along the twisty stretch of Lombard Street in SF in November 2016...
by DRN
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:52 pm
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Topic: Chauncey Williams house 1895: Wright? Wright & Corwin? Corwin & Wright?
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Views: 1216

Re: Chauncey Williams house 1895: Wright? Wright & Corwin? Corwin & Wright?

"The Williams house arose simultaneously with the Winslow house, and both were supervised by Wright as one job -- but they are strikingly dissimilar in design." Playing the devil's advocate for a moment, would Wright have had the human resources necessary to produce two highly detailed and complex ...
by DRN
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:24 am
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Topic: Article: 'Lesser known FLW creations hiding in plain site'
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Views: 1116

Re: Article: 'Lesser known FLW creations hiding in plain site'

The metal boxes are protective covers for block chimney flues which project above the parapet. Originally, there was a partial octagonal parapet between the two flues connecting them. The exterior wythe of blocks at Freeman is literally dissolving in the weather. I suspect the solution to preserving...
by DRN
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:56 am
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Topic: Chauncey Williams house 1895: Wright? Wright & Corwin? Corwin & Wright?
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Views: 1216

Re: Chauncey Williams house 1895: Wright? Wright & Corwin? Corwin & Wright?

The big box, cube, or carbuncle, at the 2nd and 3rd floor rear of the house allows clearance for a back stairway, presumably for servants, to access the upper floors directly from the kitchen. I believe it may be original. The gabled awning above the back stair’s landing door might be a tack-on...it...
by DRN
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:35 pm
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Topic: Chauncey Williams house 1895: Wright? Wright & Corwin? Corwin & Wright?
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Chauncey Williams house 1895: Wright? Wright & Corwin? Corwin & Wright?

Wright's Chauncey Williams house of 1895 has long been a bit of mystery in that it has no drawings in the Wright archive other than Wright's dormer alterations of ca.1900. I've long wondered if Corwin may have had some connection with this commission. Chauncey (1872-?) was born in Madison and marrie...
by DRN
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:25 am
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Topic: eBay: 'Original floorplan for Pratt House - signed by FLW'
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Views: 708

Re: eBay: 'Original floorplan for Pratt House - signed by FLW'

Just speculation on my part, but it is not inconceivable that an original drawing might have been damaged in the studio and discarded once the information was copied onto a fresh sheet...the discard being kept by a studio member. This could also be a drawing that “walked” like some others and was da...
by DRN
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:13 pm
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Topic: Charnley and Winslow Houses
Replies: 13
Views: 1516

Re: Charnley and Winslow Houses

I recall reading a paper or article by David Gebhard about Sullivan and Elmslie that calls into question some of Wright’s claims of sole authorship of some designs that were produced in the A&S office. In fact, in this piece by another researcher, the claim by Wright that he had a private office nex...
by DRN
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:54 pm
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Topic: Restoring the World’s Only Frank Lloyd Wright Planetarium
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Restoring the World’s Only Frank Lloyd Wright Planetarium

My theory is Wright liked the outward form of the dome as a terminus to the very long and flat science building.
by DRN
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:03 am
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Topic: Broadacre City
Replies: 10
Views: 3082

Re: Broadacre City

Kahn’s Weiss house is arguably his best design for single family living...the vertical sliding wood sunshades, furniture designs and mural were stand out details. The original owners loved it and lived there the rest of their lives. Sadly, the house is now hanging by a thread. It was acquired by a r...
by DRN
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:48 pm
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Topic: Broadacre City
Replies: 10
Views: 3082

Re: Broadacre City and Einstein

I came across this article recently...apparently Wright and Einstein had an evening together at La Miniatura...
https://www.ias.edu/ideas/2014/cameron-einstein