Lynn Hall and Fallingwater

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Post by SDR »

Thanks, David -- I neglected to think of that. It's nice to have that much data, of course. . . !

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I thought the Imperial Hotel had in-floor heating, though perhaps not built into the slab as in Wright's houses from the 30s on. Somewhere (the Autobiography, I think) he says that this was a traditional method and that the local craftsmen called it a Korean floor.

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Here is a link I saw over at PrairieMod to a page showing the work of the son of Walter Hall - Raymond Hall:

RAYMOND VINER HALL ARCHITECTURE


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Post by SDR »

Wright describes a dinner with the baron and others, in Tokyo, in a dining room with a Korean floor. It was the first time all day that he had been warm. He never forgot it, apparently. The baths in the Imperial Hotel guest rooms were prepared for some form of floor heating (as described recently on Wright Chat) -- the dropped ceiling in the room is given as evidence of this design.

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Re: Lynn Hall and Fallingwater

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While it is irksome to find anyone crediting a local builder for "inspiring" Wright in the design of Fallingwater, the story of Lynn Hall needs further exploration. Was the building clad in the stonework we see in two photos, from the start ? Is it true that Wright sought to interest Hall in further contracting duties, following the construction at Bear Run ?

Too bad the Lynn Hall restoration website, referenced in this Sept 2019 article, seems already to be defunct; the promised original photos of the building would be great to see---as would the outbuilding/cottage that Hall lived in onsite . . .

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