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How many have you visited? (Just curiousâ€¦ no prizes here.)
More memorable interior visits: Davidson, Sturgis, Schwartz, Price Tower, David Wright, Peterson, Cheny, Gordon,Fallingwater, Weltzheimer, Penfield. Romeo& Juliet, a two night stay in the Gold Room ( Taliesin), the exhibition house for " In the Realm of Ideas" circa 1990 and various apprentice related shelters (T-W) and probably several others not otherwise categorized...
Still on my list: Goetsh-Winkler AND Rosenbaum
GOT TO GET TO THESE TWO !!!!
I see there's some traveling I need to do!
That was an interesting exercise. I could only think of 25 or so off-hand before going through the Storrer Companion.
And most memorable visits: Unity Temple (always), Johnson Wax, Jacobs I, the Tonkins residence, the first time I went into Kentuck Knob, the Wyoming Valley Grammar School, the one-story American System-Built home in Milwaukee (Model B1 - because I didn't expect to feel such opening in space in such a small house), & my first visit to Taliesin West.
Wyoming Valley gets on this list of memorable visits in part because I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. Fallingwater for some reason never makes the list: I think it's because it's too perfect. While Kentuck Knob makes the list because I practically threw myself across the living room when I realized where the room actually ended - I couldn't see the glass at the little built-in garden at the far end of the room, kept wondering how the heck the room ended, and when I saw the glass finally, the space was about 3 feet closer to me than I thought.
And none of the buildings on the Taliesin estate in WI ever make the list because I think they're in a special category in my mind that brings them out of any normal way of judging something.
Favorites: Berger, Hagan, Penfield and Pew.
Of the public buildings the breakdown is 24/15.
The Unitarian church in Madison has remained a favorite since I first saw it around 40 years ago.
I work minutes from the place, but you can't see it from the street. And it never has been (that I've seen) open to the public. I may resort to floating down the river... a true Captain Ahab.
Great white whale number two = Marin County Civic Center
Three times my plans (to visit) were foiled.
Since Laurie live about 15,000 miles from Spring Green, WI (according to Google) or 30 hours by air (according to Kayak), I would venture to say that if you are an American Wright fan and have less than Laurie you've got your vacation plans set for the next several years to catch up.Laurie Virr wrote:My total of 111 buildings appears very modest by comparison. Of those, I have entered 61.
http://www.peterbeers.net/interests/flw ... adtrip.htm
I am too lazy to count all the visits noted on his website, but it is north of 100.
I keep telling my sister I don't "know everything about Frank Lloyd Wright" (as she insists). She doesn't believe me, because she doesn't swim in that world. I should direct her to this page.
And I've also wondered about Peter Beers. I contacted him a few years ago for something else and I think the economy also affected him, where he had to buckle down.
Since then, I have purchased 3 copies the 1974 version of this book.
I also own seven copies of his "Guide to Extant Structures" with their faded and well worn green covers, dated 1987 through 1999.
I also have his "The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion" of 1993 and "The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, A Complete Catalog." The green one.
I have visited and photographed at least 300 FLLW buildings and had the priviledge of going inside 182 of those.
I've stayed overnight in Price Tower, Seth Peterson Cottage (3), Penfield house, Muirhead Farmhouse, Schwartz house (2) and the Park Inn Hotel.
The are all wonderful!