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Coonley Main House for sale

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:09 pm
by Paul Ringstrom

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:33 pm
by pharding
RIP Dean. He was an extremely bright, great man and great FLW Homeowner. Over the course of restoring the Davenport House, I occasionally consulted with Dean to learn more about his Coonley Mansion and its restoration. He was always extremely generous with his time and expertise. With his scientific approach, he did a magnificent job with the restoration of the Coonley Mansion, truly one of FLW's greatest works.

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:43 pm
by SDR
I don't remember when we first saw this video, but it certainly wasn't as long ago as 2010, when it was posted to YouTube . . .

It was my introduction to the colors, and the lighting, of the Coonley interiors. The wall-washers above the Niedecken murals caught my eye.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCviO2oNa0Y

The new material tells us that those murals were able to be recreated using perspective-correcting software applied to photos of the lost murals. Hurrah . . .

SDR