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Anyone have any specific information about this house. It seems that the owners rent it out and a "Google" search has come up with the typical paragraph of history and the connection with the "life" magazine prototype. Thanks for any useful links.
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Ive started by scanning the Storrer floor plans as PDF's and then importing them into BoA Layout sheet and then adding the missing grid lines.
Because my scan is not perfectly flat - the grids lines are a little out. I created a set out point which is the intersection of 2 grid lines - which I nominated as the pier next to the internal stairs ( thick grey lines)
UF plan with reference Grid
schwartz UF plan by g dorn, on Flickr
GF plan with reference Grid
schwartz GF plan by g dorn, on Flickr
This all provided me witha visual reference in which to build the construction model.
Then in new Boa Project File - I setup the model - I began with creating the 7.0' grid, and added the vertical 13" grid for reference on the nominated setout grid line.
The I began to add the brickwork.
schwartz grids and brickwork by g dorn, on Flickr
On the storer floor plans,
In the kitchen/ workspace;
-this a square drawn on the Upper floor plan - what is that? - was it built that way?
a photo of the UF mezzanine hallway seems to indicate there is no opening to the kitchen void, so I am really curious about the meaning of these lines
- near the entry to it, is a brick pier of some sort - is that for a fire place/wood stove /heater sort of thing- does this brickwork go to the roof and have a chimney stack outlet?
-the UF plan show brickwork that spans partially over the GF opening I gather there must be a steel lintel supporting the upper part of this brickwork -
schwartz UF ktichen void by g dorn, on Flickr
schwartz kitchen GF by g dorn, on Flickr
photos of hall way and kitchen
While William Allin Storrer did the Wrightian world an inestimable service by cataloging, illustrating, and commenting on the entire built Wright oeuvre, his plan drawings would not be the place to start for a measured model when Taliesin originals, from which in many cases they are copied, are available---I'm sure you would agree ?
I invite you to consult me before starting new work, in case I am able to supply you with scans of original drawings as found in the Monographs (and, in rare cases, from other sources). I will be very happy to oblige.
In the case of the Schwartz house the publication plan, not a construction document, is reproduced in Monograph 6, as well as an elevation sheet and two sections from a construction set. (The problem remains to determine where possible if these drawings agree with each other. Storrer's plans are meant to be as-built versions, which in most cases they no doubt are. If that version is your aim in every case, Storrer would be the guide, at least, to which of the reproduced originals, if any, represent the built structure.) A presentation plan would compare to what is found in Storrer, in the great majority of cases.
To try to answer your questions from what I have at hand, the mystery square appears on the Taliesin presentation plan; it is not labeled. Perhaps an aerial photo would reveal that to be a skylight that appears in one of your photos ?
The brick pier is shown solid on Storrer's first-floor kitchen plan; on the Taliesin sheet it is a hollow pier, as on the upper-level plan, suggesting that it is a chase or (more likely) a flue. Again an aerial view would show a flue opening if there is one, in the roof.
The address of the Schwartz residence is 3425 Adams, Two Rivers, WI.
The brick "pier" in the kitchen is undoubtedly the chimney serving the ground floor utility room. The rectangle in the utility room marked "H" is probably a "heater".
I gather there is some large steel beams cantilvering out to support the carport cantilever
This photo shows some eave sag onthe right side - suggesting the steel beams are inline with entry and probably one on the left side - unless this photo is just distorted
so here is my guess
2 main steel beams with a steel fascia beam to support any intermediate timber joists ( not shown yet)
my guess is that joists will be at 610 /2ft c's - but his does not fit into the 7ft grid - which might not matter.
carport with steel
schwartz carport steel 2 by g dorn, on Flickr
carport without steel
schwartz carport timber by g dorn, on Flickr
please post the sections
I made a typing mistake, I scanned the plans from the very small ones in the ADA ADITA House No 6 = pg 116, which has elevations which I reckon don't correspond to the as built design.
was the property originally larger, then subdivided an parts sold off?
credit to Wisconsin Historical Society
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Record ... l*&start=0
1. All members shown, in order to do their work, must extend uninterrupted from end to end. How do you propose to make wood pass through wood, or steel, at the intersections ?
2. The stepped underside of the roof as built seems to call for much wider soffits than you show---at least as to the first (outermost) step. That is, the steps are further apart---aren't they ? If so, does that affect your layout ?
The roof fascia detail on the two sections sheets differs. The most interesting thing on the elevation sheet might be the notation "Glass Tubing" in two places . . .
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