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Marshalltown, IA Tornado

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:38 pm
by Michael Shuck
The Robert H. Sunday house is in Marshalltown, IA

Robert H. Sunday House Marshalltown IA Photo by Mike Shuck

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:55 pm
by Michael Shuck

Marshalltown Iowa Tornado July 19, 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:58 pm
by Michael Shuck
I don't know if the Robert H. Sunday house was involved or damaged in the tornado. It's rather protected and sits down into the surrounding area. We'll hope this beautiful structure was spared.

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:02 pm
by SDR
Great photos, anyway, Mike. We haven't been treated to descriptive photos of the house of this quality, til now. Thanks ! Any more ?

Let's hope all is well. Keep us informed, please . . .

SDR

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:08 pm
by Michael Shuck
I do have more photos. I'll get them posted here soon as I can.

More photos...

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:10 pm
by Michael Shuck
I'll keep folks posted as I learn more about today's Marshalltown IA tornado.

ImageSunday House 3 by FLW Marshalltown IA July 3 2016 Michael Shuck 2016 by Mike Shuck, on Flickr[/img]

ImageSunday House 4 Outbuilding by FLW Marshalltown IA 7_3_2016 Michael Shuck 2018 by Mike Shuck, on Flickr[/img]

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:13 pm
by Michael Shuck

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:15 pm
by SREcklund
There was also a tornado that struck a heavy equipment factory just outside Pella, IA, which is the first town west of Oskaloosa - home of Alsop House and our own peterm's Lamberson House. Stormy day ...

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:18 pm
by Michael Shuck
ImageSunday House 7 by FLW Marshalltown IA 7_3_2016 Michael Shuck 2018 by Mike Shuck, on Flickr[/img] Look at the way the sunlight subtly comes down through the trellis to the perforated window boards... to the left of the gate mailbox plantar area and far into the distance.

ImageSunday House 8 by FLW Marshalltown IA 7_3_2016 Michael Shuck 2018 by Mike Shuck, on Flickr[/img]

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:26 pm
by Michael Shuck

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:16 pm
by SDR
Thanks, Mike. Crisp and well-exposed photos of a crisp brick-and-wood Usonian. Wikipedia displays a photo which shows a Wright light-pole rising
from the mailbox structure. Perhaps a storm has already come through the neighborhood ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_H._Sunday_House

For decades I knew the house only from this photo (where was it published ?), which I now learn shows Howe's dining room addition. Even here the
proportions, and the crisp brickwork and trim, are evident. This extension appears at far left in one of of Mike's photos.

Image

The wing projecting toward the street is a family room by Howe (1969-70). Storrer implies that Howe corrected "problems with lack of overhangs on one
side" at the same time. I wonder what and where those were; was an existing roof extended ?

SDR

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:20 pm
by peterm
We were pounded with rain, hail, howling winds and thunder which lasted for 30 minutes, but Lamberson and Alsop are ok.
Only 15 miles away in Pella (headquarters for Pella windows) this was the devastation:

https://youtu.be/dOUaECs684U

https://youtu.be/ukGG8xQ3Dt0

https://www.facebook.com/828074521/post ... 772664522/

https://youtu.be/Taj6xA4P2gc

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:30 pm
by SDR
Is the second video a school, or maybe Pella ?

S

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:31 pm
by SDR
Oh, it must be the Vermeer company, maker of farming and other equipment.

Wow. So glad Peter's house wasn't hit by this tornado.

SDR

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:14 am
by JMD
The Sunday house is on the south side of town and the neighborhood was spared. All is well.
The light fixture has been repaired twice. Once when the house was purchased as it did not work at all and was missing the rear fixture and several years ago when the oak tree fell on it. It is fine also.
Bob Sunday tried to correct the statement about the overhang involved in the Howe addition. He said there was never a problem.
I hope this helps clear up a few things.