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Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:46 am
by Roderick Grant
One more vote: The lamp! FLW? Hardly.

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:32 pm
by SDR
And...no. Interesting...but no.

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Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:44 pm
by Tom
Jeff Myers wrote:Zoom in

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What is that tall skinny pole in the background?
Can't be cactus..?

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:45 pm
by SDR
Zooming in on a low-res image doesn't reveal detail. I'm hoping to receive larger files to post.

The Price House Foundation site includes a gallery of 72 photographs. Images 38-40 show the pole in question; 38 shows the inside of the gate and the top of the "initial" frame...

https://pricehousefoundation.org/gallery/

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Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:10 pm
by Tom
cool
thanks

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:43 pm
by SDR
Arizona Highways, February 1956.

The quality of color printing on the first page left something to be desired but the images are strong nevertheless.

The Benjamin Adelman residence is shown in the final two photos.


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"Prevailing impressions," like rumors or clichés, sometimes have basis in fact...?

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Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:07 pm
by chen1947
Frank Lloyd Wright designed what he called a "Television Mast" for Price Tower, could that be what the large pols is? Basically a fancy cover for the tv antenna?

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:53 pm
by SDR
Perhaps. It's also a light fixture, with the spiraling placement of lamps that's reminiscent of the ceiling fixture at Jacobs I...

https://pricehousefoundation.org/wp-con ... 76_web.jpg

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Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:55 am
by Matt2
Say, anyone know the name of the fiber-mat materials used for the ceilings of the Price house? You can see them a bit in the covered patio photo. Was this a popular material of the time? What is it made of? Is there a trade-name by the manufacturer? I'm researching a Seattle architect who used a similar material in homes and churches in the late 1940s.

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:02 am
by SDR
https://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AZ-01-013-0069

"... the Tectum ceiling panels made of excelsior, a shaved-wood and concrete composite."

https://www.armstrongceilings.com/comme ... anels.html

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Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:17 pm
by Roderick Grant
I would call the tall pole a bit of whimsy.

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:35 pm
by Jeff Myers
The mast on the Price Tower was for a tv and radio antenna.

Also in the photos of the house you do not see the screens. These were designed for the home originally but I’m sure they were installed a few months after construction finished.
In the plans the chairs for the living room and atrium are not in the plans but the dining table was designed along with the dining chairs. Also in the drawing it shows a pole light, seen in the above photo. Pole light cut from metal tubes and fitted with sockets have been used in Wright homes from Westhope to Samara.


Hillside also had specially requested furniture added to the home that are not in the set of plans.

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:03 am
by SDR
In the last of Dave Anderson's photos on page one of the thread, titled "Tower & Statuary," what is the sculpture in the foreground ? Is it there today ?

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Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:47 am
by Roderick Grant
According to Google, it is still in place. It was not there at the time "Story of the Tower" was published in 1956. Paging through the 2006 book, "Prairie Skyscraper," I don't find any reference of it, but the corner where it is located does not show up at all, so it may have been there. What is it? I dunno.

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:44 pm
by chen1947
It is still there. I think there is marker with a description on it but Im not positive. It is a armillary sundial, but I'm not sure when it was installed.