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Video: Stockman House - Mason City, IA

 
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Video: Stockman House - Mason City, IA Reply with quote

The Stockman House in Mason City, Iowa celebrates 25 years of being open to the public! - [1:31]


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Sequoia



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Cedar Rock was open to the public as well. Promotional videos are so well researched...
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SDR



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They might have you to rights, there, Sequoia -- Cedar Rock may be available to the public, but it isn't a Prairie design . . .


In any event, and overlooking the inexplicable sound track and graphics, we do have something to be thankful for: these two vintage (I guess) photos.
In one we see something rarely so well illustrated, namely Wright's thoughtful provision for daylighting of the interior by means of ceiling-high glazing.





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SDR



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And suddenly it strikes me: how could two photographs of the Stockman house fireplace display such striking differences ?

Specifically, the photo above shows some very prominent and "white" bed joints to the fireplace brickwork, while the more
recent one, below, exhibits perhaps the thinnest mortar bed of any Wright brickwork I've seen. How could this be ? Do the
color photos show a fireplace rebuilt following the move ?

There are the same number of brick courses in both photos, and the long brick-colored lintel could be the same, as well . . .





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SDR



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two more photos. The odd man out: the black-and-white image from the subject video.








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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The old photo looks like it could have been touched up. Notice also on the newer photos, vertical joints form a diagonal from the lintel, as if damage was done, perhaps from the move?
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