WBG's Blythe House is coming on the market

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Paul Ringstrom
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WBG's Blythe House is coming on the market

Post by Paul Ringstrom »

Walter Burley Griffin's Blythe House in Mason City is going to
be coming on the market soon. This is the house that Dr. Bob McCoy
owns.

Specific details to follow.
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond


Roderick Grant
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Re: WBG's Blythe House is coming on the market

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Blythe is one of WBG's best houses. The interior is splendid. I visited in 1984 on a house tour during a Society of Architectural Historians annual meeting in Minneapolis. Although the bus tour to Mason City and back - by way of Winona, Rochester and Owatonna - took place on May 1 and 2, the trip took off with -6 degree wind chill and a snow storm. The weather was more felicitous when FLWBC returned some time in the 90s. I hope the house finds a new owner as dedicated to stewardship as the McCoys have been.

SDR
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Re: WBG's Blythe House is coming on the market

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If Dixie Legler can claim that there is a pre-Columbian precedent for the bow-tie shapes found on the exterior of the Blythe residence, I guess I can without shame point to Secessionist influence in Mahony's fireplace front. Is either of us correct ?

Three photos by Christian Korab, from Legler's 1999 "Prairie Style," pp 176-77):


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Roderick Grant
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Re: WBG's Blythe House is coming on the market

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SDR
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Re: WBG's Blythe House is coming on the market

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Man of Few Words Dept . . .

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