Joseph Mollica House

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juankbedoya
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Joseph Mollica House

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Hi friends, today I have seen some pictures of the Mollica house, I have never heard about this house before. Could someone tell us something about this house and share pictures, plans, etc.?

Roderick Grant
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Re: Joseph Mollica House

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Mollica is an Erdman Prefab #1. The plan is close to the standard middle class suburban houses of the '50s with some nice touches to set it apart. There is an exterior shot in Weintraub/Hess' "FLW MCM" page 299. While interiors are not shown in that book, interiors of the similar LaFond House in Minnesota are featured on pages 302 to 305. Plan in Storrer Companion, #411.1.

juankbedoya
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Re: Joseph Mollica House

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Roderick Grant wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:53 am
Mollica is an Erdman Prefab #1. The plan is close to the standard middle class suburban houses of the '50s with some nice touches to set it apart. There is an exterior shot in Weintraub/Hess' "FLW MCM" page 299. While interiors are not shown in that book, interiors of the similar LaFond House in Minnesota are featured on pages 302 to 305. Plan in Storrer Companion, #411.1.
...but it seems to be bigger with terrace and garage and two stories high

SDR
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Re: Joseph Mollica House

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(Juan keeps us on our toes !) Here's William Allin Storrer on the Erdman Prefab #1. Read carefully; many of your questions will be answered in this intro:


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Then, here's Storrer's last two entries in the Erdman #1 section, for the Mollica and LaFond houses:


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© 1993 by William Allin Storrer, from "The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion," with thanks !

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Re: Joseph Mollica House

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Unfortunately, neither of Storrer's texts answers all myquestions:

What units are prefabricated off-site, and how large is the largest piece ? Roofs ? Walls ? Floors ?

If the LaFond house "is constructed with standard concrete block," does that mean that it hasn't stud walls ? What is its exterior finish---the block, or the Masonite ?

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juankbedoya
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Re: Joseph Mollica House

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SDR wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:25 pm
(Juan keeps us on our toes !) Here's William Allin Storrer on the Erdman Prefab #1. Read carefully; many of your questions will be answered in this intro:


Then, here's Storrer's last two entries in the Erdman #1 section, for the Mollica and LaFond houses:


© 1993 by William Allin Storrer, from "The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion," with thanks !
wow... you are the library..!!! thanks... Good questions. I'm agree with the idea of... what is sense of build a prefabricated house if it won't reduce cost significantly?

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