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Paul Ringstrom



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Location: Mason City, IA

PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:33 am    Post subject: Martinez City Hall Reply with quote

Part 1: https://martineztribune.com/2017/04/14/happy-100th-birthday-martinez-city-hall/
Part 2: https://martineztribune.com/2017/04/21/part-2-happy-100th-birthday-to-martinez-city-hall/
Part 3: https://martineztribune.com/2017/04/28/part-3-architects-stone-wright/
Part 4: https://martineztribune.com/2017/05/05/part-4-happy-birthday-martinez-city-hall/
Part 5: https://martineztribune.com/2017/05/15/part-5-happy-100th-birthday-city-hall-building/
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SDR



Joined: 17 Jun 2006
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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a current view, start here https://tinyurl.com/lupm6up

One can circumnavigate the building with the mouse. Nice color. The projecting "roof" seems to have been trimmed back, while retaining an original-looking profile. Most unusual.

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Paul Ringstrom



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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parts 1 thru 5 now posted above.
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DRN



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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait a minute....
The five articles note the building as being in the Prairie Style, of which Frank Lloyd Wright was a leading proponent or "father", that the building was designed by the firm Stone & Wright, but nowhere does the article identify the Wright principal of Stone & Wright, Louis S. Stone is noted...is it being implied FLW was part of this firm?

The summation in the last article is troubling...is the author making a case that Frank Lloyd Wright had direct involvement with the design of this building...or, is this just obtuse writing?
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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not how I assess the piece -- though the enthusiastic author briefly comes close to the kind of fuzzy thinking that characterized the arguments of the owner of the Texas property we dealt with recently. In this case, though, I don't see the advocate actually claiming Wright as the designer.

Looking for Stone & Wright, I first find this:

http://pcad.lib.washington.edu/firm/2425/

. . . which in turn leads to a look at Stockton schools.
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A site found online has 91 photos of Stockton schools; these images were found there.




This is the only building identified by its architect.





The architect of this Stockton school is not identified; I could find nothing about it online, though a newer school bears the same name.

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The link indicates George Alexander Wright (1858-1918) as the other named partner in Stone & Wright....nationality is noted as U.K./U.S.
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