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jmcnally



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a link to a photo essay in the Detroit News. I think you will see there is not an inch of prairie styling inside.
http://www.detroitnews.com/picture-gallery/life/home-garden/2015/07/30/fair-lane-since-1915/30823301/
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't expecting any. William Van Tine seems to have left no mark as an architect -- to judge from what can be found online.

https://www.philadelphiabuildings.org/pab/app/ar_display.cfm/915805

I like the ceilings with large circular motifs . . .

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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't "Lincoln Continental Limousine" something of an oxymoron ?

https://www.redbubble.com/people/teemack/works/8107947-henry-fords-1941-lincoln-continental-limousine

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While the restoration of Fair Lane will not add anything to make it any more appealing to Prairie fans, the living room, which is shown as painted throughout, according to the interview on This Old House, is being stripped to its original wood paneling, which will make it a darker, but more inviting space.
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jmcnally



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The project just got an infusion of $10 million from the Ford Foundation, bringing the house to $24 million of their $25 million goal.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With that money they could tear down the whole unfortunate thing -- keeping the shell of the swimming structure, maybe ? -- and build a proper house . . . maybe a replica of Edsel's place, for those who don't have time to drive to the real thing ?

I have to say it's odd to find that Wrightians are interested in a place that was supposed to have been a Wright commission . . .

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose it's like being interested in Anne Baxter films whether you like them or not.
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jmcnally



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR wrote:
With that money they could tear down the whole unfortunate thing -- keeping the shell of the swimming structure, maybe ? -- and build a proper house . . . maybe a replica of Edsel's place, for those who don't have time to drive to the real thing ?

I have to say it's odd to find that Wrightians are interested in a place that was supposed to have been a Wright commission . . .

SDR


I have a sense of humor about historic preservation, too
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