Larkin Administration Building

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Wrightgeek
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Larkin Administration Building

Post by Wrightgeek »

Here is a link to an interesting article about the decline and failure of the Larkin Cos., which ultimately led to the demise of the Larkin Administration Building.

http://www.buffalorising.com/2010/08/hi ... ideFrame_0

pharding
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Post by pharding »

Thank you very interesting. The Johnson Family in Racine took a totally opposite approach to their great buildings in comparison to the Larkins.
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Macrodex
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Post by Macrodex »

Regarding the Larkin Building, it's interesting to read -- in the book The Larkin Building -- Sullivan was considered for the design before Wright. What would've been more interesting is if they had collaborated.

Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

Jack Quinan's book on the Larkin Building tells everything one could hope to know about the structure, its design, usage, rise and fall. It's one of the best books on FLW written.

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