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MOman2
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Re: Lloyd Lewis sections

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I am heading tot the Lewis house around April 12th I will report back if I get even a peek at it. And no this is not a float trip on the river.
And a bonus! Here is the rest of the road trip itinerary!

s409 Post Barrington Hills IL
265 donlea rd Barrington IL 60010
YES YOU CAN SEE IT ONE OF THE PRE-FAB HOMES

s376 Frederick
Barrington Hills IL
19 W County Line Rd BARRINGTON HILLS, IL 60010

s265 Lewis Libertyville IL
153 Little St. Mary, Libertyville, Illinois 60048
Many sources have this located at 153 Little St. Mary’s Road, but the area switched to five-digit addresses several years ago. I had listed the address as 15055 Little St. Mary’s Road, but based on discussions on “The Wright Attitude” Facebook group, I am convinced the overgrown property I photographed on May 10, 2012 is not the Wright design. It appears the house is close to the river and – as Heinz confirms in the Frank Lloyd Wright Field Guide – not visible from the road.
POSSIBLY CAN BE SEEN

s372 Greenberg Dousman WI
3902 highway 67 53118
W363S3902 Highway 67, Dousman, WI 53118
right next to Riedel Electronics
LOOKS LIKE YOU CAN GET TO SEE IT

s408 Iber house
2402 SPRINGVILLE DR, Plover WI
LOOKS LIKE YOU CAN GET TO SEE IT

s374 Arnold Columbus WI
954 dix street 53925
CAN SEE THIS ONE

s249 Manson Wausau WI
1224 highland park blvd 54403
CAN BE SEEN

s420 Wright Wausau WI
904 Grand ave 54403
CAN SEE THIS ONE

s342 Kinney Lancaster WI
474 N Filmore st 53813
CAN BE SEEN

SDR
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Re: Lloyd Lewis sections

Post by SDR »

Each person with an interest in Wright's buildings will bring his or her own perspective to the "job" of satisfying that interest. The range of possible "tasks" is broad---everything from seeking out books, pictures, and videos/films containing Wright material, to perusing chat/study sites like this one, to arranging visits to the buildings themselves. Some will enjoy totting up how many Wright buildings they've been able to view in person---the "quantity" approach, if you will---while others are satisfied only when they can enter and explore a given structure.

I would have thought that the time and expense required to go to the site of a Wright house (for instance) would be little rewarded by simply glimpsing the building from afar, perhaps only catching a view of the roof, or merely of the driveway gate. Not everyone will want to take the trouble to try to reach a homeowner, to see if a visit can be arranged; many would prefer to leave such owners undisturbed, quite understandably.

For my money, an immersion into a given structure by means of whatever material has been gathered---photographs inside and out, drawings (the opportunities now greatly enhanced thanks to the Artstor site), and books like W A Storrer's, provide more satisfaction than would a glimpse of a single view of the building from the road. Of course, visiting the site gives one a feel for the land, the climate, the vegetation and the architectural context, none of which can be adequately conveyed in print.

To each his own, in other words. It is always interesting to see how different Wrightians fulfill the demands of their enthusiasm . . .

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MOman2
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Re: Lloyd Lewis sections

Post by MOman2 »

On my quest I have had numerous experiences that you do not experience via books/internet Here are just two:
Decades ago when the Tracy's of Normandy Park WA invited me into their home to commiserate and spend some time chatting with them and when the son of Douglas and Charlotte Grant sprinted over to the Grant house (Marion IA) to give me a personal tour Or when I was escorted into the Kraus house (Kirkwood MO) when it was dilapidated in the mid-80's
I could go on......

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