Willis H. Merrill House (1959) by FLW & JLW ?

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Paul Ringstrom
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Willis H. Merrill House (1959) by FLW & JLW ?

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https://www.valleycenter.com/articles/f ... ocal-home/

not in the FLW Field Guide. Is it in the FLW Monograph? or the more recent Frank Lloyd Wright. Complete Works by BBP?
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Re: Willis H. Merrill House (1959) by FLW & JLW ?

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Paul, this subject is dealt with in another of today's threads. Despite the verbal slight-of-hand by Robert Lerner, this (invisible) house is definitely by John, with no input from father Frank. The plans found in a closet, said to be signed by "Wright," were no doubt signed---by architect John Lloyd Wright.

Because no other photos of the house have come to light, it is impossible to verify that John was inspired by the Sherman Booth house in Illinois---either the built or the unbuilt design. It may even be that historian Lerner is confusing this commission with John's first house, which is said to have been based on a different unbuilt Frank Lloyd Wright design for Glencoe, from 1906, a house for Grace Fuller. But it doesn't seem likely that Mr Lerner would have uncovered that one, considering what he has or hasn't learned about the work of John Lloyd Wright.

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Re: Willis H. Merrill House (1959) by FLW & JLW ?

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look for more info on this thread at:
Article: 'FLW-designed home' - Valley Center, CA
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