eBay: Tonkens 'Cat House' and rendering at auction

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DavidC
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eBay: Tonkens 'Cat House' and rendering at auction

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SDR
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"Hearsay evidence" of Wright's involvement with this design ? Design by verbal instruction ? Designer can barely spell his own name ?


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Roderick Grant
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Tom Olson is the apprentice responsible for supervising Fasbender and Ablin. He also designed one of the houses on Lake Minnetonka that was on the FLWBC house tour in 2000. Very good architect.

dkottum
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I recall reading of Tom Olson being assigned to "draw something up" by Wright for a medical clinic in Hastings, MN. He did, and with some alterations was approved by FLW and built under Tom Olson's supervision.

That background story supports the verbal instruction claim for the little cat dwelling.

It also makes me wonder about the extent of apprentice involvement in many of the later houses. An interesting study in itself.

doug k

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