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Help w/ plans

Post by Macrodex »

If anyone has plans/info on these houses, I'd much appreciate it. Thanks.

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Boynton (not sure if this render matches what was built; I haven't seen enough of Boynton)

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Schroeder

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Gladney

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Feshback

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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

Macrodex,
Please identify the books that were your source for these photos.

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Post by Roderick Grant »

Boynton is the only one of the first 3 shown that was constructed. Feshback is post-FLW, a TAA project. It might be published in John Rattenbury's book.

Boynton perspective is close to the as-built design of the entrance facade, except that the porte cochere was not constructed.

Schroeder (1911) plan is in Mono 3, pp 168-9. Starting out as a stucco house with a rather formal plan, it was converted to brick. Based on the detail of some of the drawings, this was a house FLW expected to be constructed. There is a kinship with Sherman Booth #1, but much less ambitious.

Gladney (1924) Mono 5, pg 12 and Taschen pp 134-136, is the second of two schemes. Both seem to have come out of the blue; I cannot think of anything FLW did prior or after that comes close to these designs. He must not have been pleased with them, although the plan for #2 is not at all bad.

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Post by JimM »

Schroeder (sorry if difficult to read; I'm new at this image stuff). Mono #12:

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Gladney Scheme 1 (Mono #3):

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Post by Deke »

Gladney looks like the Teens-20's era when he was overdosing on ornament. The Imperial Hotel, beer garden, concrete block houses, and the Lake Tahoe projects all fit into this period of Wright's work. It is lesser studied than the Prairie or the Usonian periods, most likely cause not many of the designs of this era were built. Wright may be thankful that they weren't.

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Post by Jeff Myers »

Deke- the Gladney perspective JimM posted looked at first like the Lake Tahoe project .... It is beautiful in design. I think I see little bit of Sander in it and a little Eaglefeather too
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Post by JimM »

Variant on Scheme #1. Note the facade differences; looks like awnings ala Storrer terrace.


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Post by Jeff Myers »

WHOA JimM... That is really cool, glad you figured out the photo postings... you just gave my eyes something to awe at and I haven't seen it before...
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Post by Jeff Myers »

Hey Jim would you happen to know of the Harry G. John Jr. Dormitory? I have a perspective of it and didn't know what lies beyond that perspective, while we are discussion perspectives and plans
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Post by dkottum »

What's with that blanket or rug hanging over the parapet of the Gladney schemes? Everything in perfect symmetry, except the rug. We see that repeatedly in his perspectives, and in the Taliesin theatre. It seems to add something to the building, but I'm not sure what.

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Post by dkottum »

The Feshback perspective makes me want to live there now. The swooping roof, the massing of the planters and chimney, the patina copper, all in Wrightian scale and set in that garden-like site appeal greatly to me. How about those copper triangles extending slightly below the parapet.

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Post by Roderick Grant »

I've come across one project that recalls Gladney: Lake Tahoe "Barge for Two." It's in Levine, page 173. The houses, not so much, but the barges bear an undeniable resemblance.

In an interior perspective of Guggenheim, instead of a blanket hanging over the parapet, a child is looking over the edge, playing with his yo-yo.

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Post by DavidC »

The exterior woodwork on Gladney seems to be a very close cousin in design to son Lloyd Wright's Taggart House (which pre-dates it by two years).

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Post by JimM »

Sorry Jeff, this is probably the perspective you have, but I haven't been able to find anything out about it yet ("Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings", Abrams/FLLW Fnd.)


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Post by JimM »

Another image of the barge from Mono #12 (a little clearer than Levine):

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