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Re: FLLW Surviving Homeowners

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:41 pm
by John
The List:
Christian (1954), K. Johnson (1954), Lovness (1955), Olfelt (1958),
Pappas (1955), (Reisley (1951), Shavin (1950), Spencer (1956),
Walton (1957), Zaferiou (1961).

Any more?

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:14 pm
by KevinW
Walker is still in the family, does that count?

Original Owners

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:08 am
by John
KevinW wrote:Walker is still in the family, does that count?
It does count, but not on this list. This is Original Owners still living in their own homes.

Any more thoughts?

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:13 am
by DavidC
WG - you are correct about Ollie Adelman. I just read where he had passed away this past January at the age of 96.


David

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:28 am
by Reidy
If you count institutional clients, Johnson Wax and presumably his churches would make the list.

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:23 am
by dkottum
I am wondering about Elam (1950) and LaFond (1960) in Minnesota? Original owners, family?

Original Owners

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:28 am
by John
dkottum wrote:I am wondering about Elam (1950) and LaFond (1960) in Minnesota? Original owners, family?
Elam is owned by Plunkett and LaFond is owned by Schrup.

By the way, the wonderful Elam house will be on one of the Conservancy's Tours this October based in Mason City, IA.

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:24 pm
by dkottum
Yes, Elam is wonderful and unusual with its 45 degree angle plan. The only others I can recall where FLW used it were the Penfield II project and Taliesin West.

doug k

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:24 pm
by Paul Ringstrom
I recently heard that the Trier House might be added to the Conservancy Post-Conference Tour that includes the Sunday House.

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:31 pm
by dkottum
Ooops, Roberts and Blair also have 45 degree angles. Maybe others?

doug k

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:34 pm
by Paul Ringstrom
I believe that Elam is still in the same family.

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:45 pm
by dkottum
Thanks Paul. Storrer says the Elams had a "falling out" with FLW and had to finish their kitchen without Wright's design. Have wondered what the story is behind that. An assignment for the Conference Tour members?

doug k

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:29 pm
by Rood
Perhaps few would agree with this assessment, but in my opinion the "general" form of Elam (1950) derives directly from The Unitarian Church in Madison (1949), seen, perhaps, as through a scrim.

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:37 pm
by peterm

Re: FLLW Surviving Homeowners

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:52 pm
by John
John wrote:The List:
Christian (1954), K. Johnson (1954), Lovness (1955), Olfelt (1958),
Pappas (1955), Reisley (1951), Shavin (1950), Spencer (1956),
Walton (1957), Zaferiou (1961).

Any more?

Does anyone know the ages of these original owners?
I only know that Christian is 95.