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DavidC



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a different link with the same information.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks David.

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The threat of a lawsuit led Phoenix leaders to back off a city-initiated plan to designate a Frank Lloyd Wright designed house a historic landmark.
OK, a suit by whom?

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For years, council members have delayed acting on the designation, but the owner’s pledge to sue citing economic harm to his property rights forced a vote Wednesday in the owner’s favor.
Rawlings' pledge to sue, or the surrounding property owners pledge to sue?

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Since then, a new owner has bought adjacent properties and asked for 5.9 acres to be granted landmark status. The owner’s attorney, Michael Kibler told council members their focus on the 2.45 acres has hurt his client.
So, has this been an argument over landmark designation of the house and 2.45 AC vs. the house and 5.9 AC? It would seem it has been...

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In the end, council members withdrew the proposal and the owner will continue seeking historic status for the 5.9 acres which includes the house.
Which means the house is not protected. If the grand plans never reach fruition, and the house goes on the market, it is unprotected from a developer wanting to divide and McMansion. Isn't job one protect the house? Or, does landmarking 2.45AC preclude the "grand plan" on the assembled 5.9AC?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This article must have been written by a millennial. They have terrible communicating skills. The story may be in there, hiding among commas and apostrophes, but it lacks clarity.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DRN wrote:
Which means the house is not protected. If the grand plans never reach fruition, and the house goes on the market, it is unprotected from a developer wanting to divide and McMansion. Isn't job one protect the house? Or, does landmarking 2.45AC preclude the "grand plan" on the assembled 5.9AC?


It sounds like a lot of the Wright folks in the community have faith in Rawlings' intentions. The Foundation is supporting his efforts, Victor Sidy is on board as their new architect, and everyone I've talked to closer to the issue than I believes in what they're trying to do. If they back away from the entertainment venue they were envisioning in favor for restored groves and a preserved house, they have my support. But I await proof ...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phoenix Preservation Advocate Weighs In On Wright House Ruling - [4:33]


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why the Wright House Preservationists Deserved an AIA Arizona Award


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DRN



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the goal is to landmark the assembled lots as a whole, presumably to enable a single use, and possibly prevent obstruction to use due to landmarking on part vs. whole? As long as the house is restored, financially stable, and isn't threatened by sale for demolition...

Angry architects over an AIA award going to non-architects for saving a historic building? Some architects can be pretty catty, but this would be beyond the pale.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the "chicken-wire-and-plywood faux Italian domiciles" comment.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bringing the David Wright thread back post-apocalypse.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rare Frank Lloyd Wright tiny home is an ‘odd duck’


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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who's right? The article assumes the guest house was designed by FLW. Storrer says Jack Howe. I tend to side with Bill.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Storrer (1993): "A guesthouse to the north is by John H Howe. To the south is a home for David's son, David Lloyd Wright, designed by elder brother, Lloyd Wright."

Storrer does not date these constructions. But the latter house appears, in brief, in Alan Weintraub's Lloyd Wright monograph:









This house may have disappeared. It's site would seem, from Google maps and views, to have occupied the sand-colored plot seen south of the David Wright house, in this aerial:






Here is what the most recent street view shows, for that site. The rock formations visible in Weintraub's photo of the David Lloyd Wright house can be seen above the white four-door vehicle at left, below:






The entrance to the David Wright house, whose address according to Storrer is 5212 East Exeter, is actually on N Rubicon Ave:


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