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Those in Galesburg, Okemos and Kalamazoo are generally easily visible.
The Wall and Goddard houses are hidden. The Detroit area houses are viewable.
(If you do go to Galesburg, be sure to look at the non-FLlW house in the same neighborhood.)
Of course Galesburg and Kalamazoo are not near Ann Arbor but they are well worth the drive.
If you do take frequent road trips, the best resource is William Allin Storrer's "The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright" Fourth Edition (just published).
The flooding early Saturday from Bear Run, which flows beneath the National Historic Landmark in Fayette County, toppled a tree that hit a wall and apparently dislodged the "Mother and Child" statue from its place, said Director Lynda Waggoner, of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
The interior of the home wasn't damaged.
"It's one of our most significant works here at Fallingwater," Waggoner said of the Jacques Lipchitz sculpture. "It's one that the house has come to be identified with. The first view, when you're on the bridge, looking at the house â€” it's right there."
Waggoner said the statue was submerged in the creek, held up by a chain that was installed after a 1956 flood, but was removed after the water level dropped. It's being assessed for damage. She said workers would try to repair the wall and move the statue back into place.
Glad to hear the damage was minor.
Glad to hear the chain prevented the sculpture from being swept away. Hope there is no damage to the sculpture. Here is an earlier photo showing the sculpture with the chain:
Knowing that climate crisis is expected to bring more drastic storms in the future, perhaps a different mounting system or placement is in order.
I seem to recall Kaufmann noting another piece of sculpture being swept away the same day and not found, likely buried in sediments in the stream bed, or carried to the deeper Youghiogheny River less than a mile down stream.
" With a little luck and a lot of staff expertise, we safely removed the historic â€œMother and Childâ€� sculpture from Bear Run on Saturday evening. Today, we fully assessed the sculpture and found little damage to the piece aside from minor scratches. We appreciate the concern and well wishes of our visitors and supporters. Youâ€™ll soon see the sculpture back in its proper place by the plunge pool, secured again with a chain! "
*sigh* . . .
"As for Wright, Fallingwater â€“ you can find his initials in the name â€“ sparked a revival in his career, and . . ."
Mold, at Fallingwater ? That's a first.