Video: Gordon House

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DavidC
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Video: Gordon House

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SDR
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How many Wrightian solutions to the evident if unacknowledged problem at Gordon can Wright Chatters identify ?

Only recently have a I come across two of Mr Wright's early answers to the issue of collection of rainwater descending from his eave spouts. Both are found, interestingly, at houses located in Buffalo.

At the Martin house, aerial photographs revealed square receptacles on the ground, near multiple roof corners: https://imgur.com/a/aXOxQ Click images to enlarge.

At Heath, piers at the corners of the house rise to the second-level sill line, where they terminate in planters at the centers of which rise square metal receptacles. Photos taken fifty years later show that awkward downspouts have replaced the original system---which must have been drained internally, somehow ?

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