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by ross
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:15 pm
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Topic: Ross House Construction Photos
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OUTSIDE IN: Am I correct that the front door has been pushed out from the location as seen on the original working drawings (page 8 of this thread)?
by ross
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:57 am
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Topic: Ross House Construction Photos
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Thanks OUTSIDE IN. Now I see why you closed up one window on the second floor, rear. I was curious 'bout that! I agree with previous comments that it has been a special treat "walking" through the whole project with you. Thank you. It is wholly fascinating, and such a pleasure to witness a job well ...
by ross
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:48 am
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Topic: Ross House Construction Photos
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OUTSIDE, can you post the current floor plans? I seem to recall seeing them but cannot find them in this thread. Thanks!
by ross
Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:46 pm
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Topic: Ross House Construction Photos
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... such as the two curious square windows on the front elevation ... the ones above the two sidelights on either side of the three main windows. How do they "read" from inside? They seem the sort of feature only Frank Lloyd Wright might have imagined. The inside view of the small square window can...
by ross
Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:26 am
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Topic: Buffalo Transportation Museum - FLW Gas Station
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I do not have a black/white response to recreating unbuilt Wright, or reconstructing lost Wright. As with a Larkin rebuild, to me the big question is how well such an endeavor is done. If enough detailed drawings exist (and images of lost work) to allow a close approximation of what Wright intended,...
by ross
Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:00 pm
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Topic: Surf-glo red?
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peterm wrote:To answer your question, ross: the plans specify the name Surf-glo only on the Formica detail. I also tried to find any mention of Surf-glo in linoleum colors and came up empty there.
Yep. You are good. A research God!

GORGEOUS work, too!
by ross
Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:13 am
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Topic: ROBIE House sconces on eBay
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30 bids. Sold for $1032.
by ross
Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:38 pm
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Topic: Article: Willey House
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I once owned a beautiful classic motor yacht. My beloved Alondra . I could not live aboard, and was never able to take a long cruise, but nonetheless took enormous satisfaction in knowing that I saved her from a likely scrap heap. To have been able to restore her would have brought great delight and...
by ross
Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:59 am
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Topic: Surf-glo red?
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This will be moot at such a late date, but as I understand it peterm never found, even after exhaustive research, "Surf-glo red" in a plastic laminate. This made me wonder. Might that be a color for linoleum? The material was often used for countertops. Indeed, I have 1950s linoleum countertops and ...
by ross
Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:12 pm
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Topic: Imperial Hotel Dinnerware Designed by FLW
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I had a complete setting for eight, of the Heinz set issue.

Stupidly, I sold it in 1996 for half what I paid. WHAT was I thinking?
by ross
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:07 am
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Topic: Article: Carpets designed for Park Inn Hotel
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. “Dana Thomas and Scott Borcherding, interior designers with Bergland and Cram Architects of Mason City, designed the carpets� The overall project gets an A. The new carpets an F. This, once again, confirms Wright’s view on “interior desecrators�. Ironically, I bet a lot of visitors say: ...
by ross
Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:59 pm
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Topic: Ennis House sold to Ron Burkle
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The furniture in the '55 photo (doubt it was actually taken in '55) is typical of furniture of the 30s. The 1939 Coffman Student Union main lounge at U of MN was full of chairs like that, in which one was unavoidably semirecumbent. Yes, the '55 decor could be late 1930s. It could also be late 1940s...
by ross
Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:11 am
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Topic: Ennis House sold to Ron Burkle
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Did Nesbitt sell Ennis in 1942? If so, he only owned it but 2 years.
by ross
Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:08 am
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Topic: Ennis House sold to Ron Burkle
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by ross
Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:00 am
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Topic: Ennis House sold to Ron Burkle
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The 1926 furnishings were certainly not custom-made for such a unique environment. However, the 1955 furnishings look custom-made. The style is certainly distinctive.

I’d love to learn more.