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Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:30 am
by DRN
Story of the Tower is essentially a 130 page book of photos and captions; to scan and post all would be a very time consuming task. Can you be more specific about what portions or details you are wanting to verify?

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:54 am
by Jeff Myers
Rood gave me a summary of the photos. I was looking for any photos of the conference room, newsstand, any color images of the offices or apartments.

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:13 am
by DRN
My copy is black and white....color Xeroxes were pricey in the 1980's.

This Google Image search of the Price Tower apartments only shows color images of the Price's personal/corporate apartment which was in all likelihood non-standard, especially the mural. ... 2853879905

I'll look in Story of the Tower to see if any lobby photos capture the newsstand or not.

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:54 am
by Jeff Myers
According to plans Wright had 3 murals planned of which two were done. Masselink designed the office mural and Wright designed the corporate apartment mural.
The plan is scribbled in by Wright with color notes.
A third mural was planned for the conference room on plywood but not done.

Wright or Masselink did the mural in the lobby but this was likely on his suggestion and is not noted in the plans.

I have a drawing that shows the conference room perf design, with the note to paint the wall behind in grey. It was painted a red however.

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:52 am
by Roderick Grant
"Prairie Skyscraper," a collection of essays by Anthony Alofsin, Joseph Siry, Pat Kirkham, Scott Perkins and Hillary Ballon, published by Rizzoli in 2005, has a lot of colored photos, many of nooks and corners not found in "Story of the Tower," including the murals.

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:31 pm
by Jeff Myers
I do have this book plus building Bartlesville.

I have been to the Price Tower archives where I only viewed a set of construction pictures.

I extensively made a computer model of both murals in Sketchup. I hope to finish the model soon along with a bit of updates to Pauson.

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:30 pm
by Jeff Myers
Here is the unbuilt hassock for the tower. Colors will be fixed later on after I tackle the easy chair. I still have to construct the stenographer chair and dining chair for the model. I have included images from when I was last working on the model in early 2013.




Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:16 pm
by ecs1112
Hello I am new here!

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:16 pm
by Paul Ringstrom
2020 looking good for Price Tower

article: ... rice-tower

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:07 pm
by Tom
Was surprised to read that Herb Greene is still alive.
... architect of "The Prairie Chicken" - always kinda liked that house.

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:59 pm
by SDR
I'd forgotten about the Prairie Chicken.

Some photos of the Jorgine Boomer opus remind me of the familiar barnyard fowl. Here's my suggestion
for a "house brand" tinned staple---that T West might offer in the gift shoppe ?


Bartlesville opens Unity Square at Price Tower Arts Center

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 1:15 pm
by Paul Ringstrom