Cedar Rapids Storm

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SDR
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Re: Cedar Rapids Storm

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(Note indication of a patterned fascia, on the northwest elevation drawing . . .)

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Photo © Peter Michel

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The glazing divisions are difficult to read on this drawing; the initials GL are centered on each lite.


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Paul Ringstrom
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Re: Cedar Rapids Storm

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According to the book the big flaw in that house was the living room whose large volume could not be adequately heated in the winter from the poorly designed radiantly heated floor. Hopefully someday new owners with deep pockets will completely replace the window walls with new technology and resize the radiant heat or supplement it with some forced air.

David Douglas Grant (son) is still listed as the owner with the same phone number he gave me ten years ago.
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

JimM
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Re: Cedar Rapids Storm

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The vertical mullion revision is quite obvious in the photo... but looking at both elevation drawings, somewhere along the way the wraparound horizontal mullion above the doors was relocated upward more or less level with the top of the second floor balcony on the Southwest elevation, which increased the door height and apparently resulted in the elimination of the operable windows on the Northwest end. The subject broken window section would have terminated at the roof, and above rather than its actual location below the horizontal mullion... can only speculate about why the change or whether the windows performance would be affected one way or another.

These are early drawing, but one wonders if they were possibly intended for another client and revised for the Grants.

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Re: Cedar Rapids Storm

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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

SDR
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Re: Cedar Rapids Storm

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Yes, Jim. In the original design, there would have been two large panes, one 8 x 8 feet and another at c. 8 x 5.5 feet, at the corners of the living room. As the design was altered, and built, the largest piece was 8 x c. 10.5 feet---mitered to one @ 2 x 10.5 feet---at the corner (but not going to the ceiling); the larger of those was reduced to three vertical pieces by the client after Wright's death, and secured at the corner with clips previously ordered by Wright---if reluctantly ?

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Re: Cedar Rapids Storm

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I was just told the Grant house did fine in the storm and sustained no damage.

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