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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:07 pm    Post subject: LA fires: Arch Obler, etc. Reply with quote

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/the-los-angeles-landmarks-affected-by-the-woolsey-wildfireand-how-you-can-help
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?t=11385
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:59 pm    Post subject: Arch Oboler Complex Appears Lost Reply with quote

Arch Oboler Complex Appears Lost
While official confirmation of the destruction has yet to come, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has posted word that Wright’s Arch Oboler complex in Malibu appears to have been lost to the devastating fires that raged through California recently. While loss of life is much more important than loss of structures, it is still terrible to see historic properties destroyed. Perhaps the building can be rebuilt if the masonry is at least intact. Slide the divider left and right to view the alleged destruction of the Oboler Complex https://maps.geointel.org/app/gic-public/?extent=-13229925.11%2C4041948.7477%2C-13229460.2176%2C4042323.4683%2C102100&fbclid=IwAR08Vd4N0U3F4EBB1r_KAqxBW02qi90E90WgVnKwmRoHC3c_2rFfogG4qYU&utm_campaign=Wright%2BSociety&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wright_Society_125.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Arch Oboler Complex Appears Lost Reply with quote

Paul Ringstrom wrote:
Arch Oboler Complex Appears Lost.


Pretty clear evidence. As soon as conditions allow, I will go by the site and put eyes and camera on what's left. Roads have continued to be blocked through last weekend, but now there's a major storm coming into town and voluntary evacuations are underway for the burn areas.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next up: slides ? We remember Montecito, last year.

(You can find an evocative personal recollection of that event by resident and novelist T C Boyle here https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/after-the-mudslides-an-absence-in-montecito )

Take care ! And take water-wings . . . ?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt the fire made the masonry unsalvageable, but heavy rain (which just stopped a few minutes ago) could undermine the foundations.
Raid did more damage to Ennis in '95 than the '94 earthquake did.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drawing of Arch Obler House available at auction

http://groganco.com/auctions/upcoming-auctions/

Lot 33
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The page cannot be found."
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Reidy



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently you have to paste the entire string in, not just the part that's highlighted.

Alternatively, go to http://auctions.groganco.com and search on "Frank Lloyd Wright".
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Your search for FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT did not return any lots."



"Raid did more damage to Ennis in '95 than the '94 earthquake did." Pardon ?

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Wrighter



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a typo. They meant "rain."
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aha. Thanks.

The Grogan URL is correct, but is rejected in a search. Odd.

Here's the content:






This is one of a pair of highly chromatic renders of the unbuilt Oboler residence; here's the other one:

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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am puzzled by these renderings; for one thing, I can't seem to find the published sources. The Eaglefeather drawings, one with two moons, are readily available. These, of another Oboler residence
(which one ?), are not found in Pfeiffer, in "Three Quarters of a Century of Drawings," in Levine . . .

While hunting, I came across two interesting pages of Besinger, tangentially related to the questions at hand:


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Reidy



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the drawings Grogan has put online I don't see any text to identify the client. Might this be a misidentification? On the other hand the background landscape looks right for the neighborhood.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The text block I posted above comes from the Grogan page; the client is identified as Arch Oboler, and the drawing accords with other images from Taliesin that we've seen.

However, I'm unclear on which structure is depicted: it doesn't seem to be Eaglefeather:








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