Ross House To Be Restored

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jhealy
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Ross House To Be Restored

Post by jhealy »

The FLWBC reports that Wright's Ross House in Glencoe, IL has been purchased by preservation minded buyers and will be restored and "made green."

http://www.savewright.org/index.php?t=n ... tory_id=39

The restoration architect with be John Eifler. I expect it to be a first class restoration.

Good news.

Jay

jhealy
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Post by jhealy »

Link to Eifler's website:

http://www.eiflerassociates.com

peterm
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Post by peterm »

Hurrah!

DavidC
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Post by DavidC »

Now that is some very good news!

Thanks for posting it.


David

IndianaWright
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Post by IndianaWright »

Great News!!!

Does anyone know the new owners? Are they on Chat?

It would be great if we could get pictures and postings of the restoration process.

Paul Ringstrom
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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

If anyone on this Chat Board is personal friends with John Eifler, that would be a good resource to tap for photos of their progress.

hypnoraygun
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Post by hypnoraygun »

Eifler is the same Architect who added the "room" onto the back of the Balch home.. correct?

Here is a thread in which this addition is discussed.

http://savewright.org/wright_chat/viewt ... ight=balch

Paul Ringstrom
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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

hypnoraygun wrote:Eifler is the same Architect who added the "room" onto the back of the Balch home.. correct?
correct

Paul Ringstrom
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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

An interesting fact about the Ross House is that, unlike most of Wright's Fireproof house iterations, it does not have a centrally located fireplace/chimney.

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SDR
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Re: Ross House To Be Restored

Post by SDR »

(Seriously, would you buy a paper from that outfit ?)

It's surprising to have this orphan Ross thread brought back from the ether. But it gives us an opportunity to look again at John Eifler's important and admirable rescue and revival of the William F Ross residence of 1915, in Glencoe, IL.

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... f=2&t=4594

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