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JR-Oak Park
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Latest News on the Duncan House

Post by JR-Oak Park »

It seems that the Duncan house will finally be reassembled, with a new site and use. The house will be reconstructed in an uncompleted 1960's development of Usonian homes planned by Peter Berndtson, and will be available for tours and rental. The two homes that Berndtson completed at Polymath Park are not his best, but at least they will provide reasonable company for Duncan.



The new site is much closer to Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob than Johnstown, so they should be able to draw more tour and rental business.



Curiously, the Polymath Park website indicates that the entire property is for sale. Hopefully this situation has changed in light of the fact that the state is helping to finance the Duncan reconstruction.



Link to story about the Duncan house:

http://postgazette.com/pg/06160/696908-59.stm



Link to Polymath Park website:

http://www.polymathpark.com/

therman7g
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resurrection of Frank Lloyd Wright's Duncan House..........

Post by therman7g »

Polymath Park progresses



In a clearing in a Westmoreland County woodland, the resurrection of Frank Lloyd Wright's Duncan House is well under way. The precast foundation, with materials and an installation crew donated by Superior Walls, was completed in August, and now the 1957 Usonian house is going up.



http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06276/726870-51.stm

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