Tribune article on San Fran Wright sites

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Richard
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Tribune article on San Fran Wright sites

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Article today in Travel section of Chicago Tribune on Wright buildings in the Bay area.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/ch ... travel-hed



The article covers the VC Morris shop on Maiden Lane, the Marin County Civic Center, and the Hanna house in Palo Alto.



"The Marin County Civic Center is believed to be the first atrium building. . ." Right, and George Washington is said to have spent the night there. :roll:



Thanks for the link nevertheless ! :D



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That was a curious comment about the civic center being the first atrium building. Also was unaware that Wright was that old.
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Many a journalist has been taken unaware by a fanciful statement presented (perhaps by someone who was represented as an "expert" ?) as a fact, I suppose.



Yes -- early on Mr Wright intentionally or accidentally mistook his date of birth as 1869 when in fact it was 1867. (Who did he think he was, a movie star ? :D ) Hard to believe one could make such a mistake, isn't it ?



I was glancing at a new FLW biography by Robert Carter this afternoon and came across the useful reminder that The Old Man was 33 at the turn of the century -- when he was flexing his muscles and showing us his first original works. . .



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