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Coonley Playhouse on the market

 
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:02 am    Post subject: Coonley Playhouse on the market Reply with quote

For the first time in 40 years, the Coonley Playhouse will go on the market. The building was converted into a residence many years ago. About 40 years ago, it was acquired by the Shipper-Smiths, founding members of the FLWBC, who deleted additions and restored deletions of the original construction, including high-quality replications of the art glass windows.

As a residence made out of a school, it has some oddities that a lot of home buyers probably won't relate to, so it is hoped a good steward of the building as it is can be found.

(Mrs. Shipper-Smith bought, restored and sold the Coonley Gardener's Cottage.)
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peterm



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Location: Chicago, Il.---Oskaloosa, Ia.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/the-avery-coonley-playhouse-built-in-1912-and-designed-by-news-photo/142803707

http://www.steinerag.com/flw/Artifact%20Pages/Coonley.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://chicago.curbed.com/2018/6/14/17460818/for-sale-frank-lloyd-wrights-schoolhouse

https://www.coldwellbanker.com/property/350-Fairbank-Rd-Riverside-IL-60546/93480549/detail
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Tom



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Precusor to the Avery Coonley School in Chicago.

For some reason I've always avoided studying this building.
Not sure why.
I think it has had something to do with the incongruity of the design with
the original house.
These exterior shots however are great and make me wonder just how
radical this must have been for 1912.
The Usonian seems to be all there.
Would this actually be the first structure where the cantilevered trellis occurs above windows?
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