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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Exhibit: Teater's Knoll Reply with quote

Center to explore intersection of architecture and art


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Idaho Painter Archie Teater and Frank Lloyd Wright Higlighted In New Exhibit


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Art into Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright, Archie Teater and Teater’s Knoll Visual Arts Exhibition - [6:50]


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henry Whiting is the best possible owner of this charming little house. His restoration and (slight) renovation are of the highest quality.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had no idea what a dramatic site this house is on.
Incredible.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

article:
http://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/post/architectural-bliss-visiting-frank-lloyd-wrights-only-idaho-building#stream/0
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henry Whiting is a relative of Wright apprentice Alden Dow.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first photo on the page Paul linked reveals that the bracket supporting the roof projection is placed asymmetrically, on a superficially symmetrical elevation.

The bracket is considerably more robust in thickness than as depicted on the drawings; its positioning is nevertheless clear on those documents:








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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul, yes, Henry is a grandnephew of Alden's of the Dow Chemical family.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you notice how there is tape on the elevation drawing of the support for the prow cantilever (35 feet!)? How to support this cantilever was obviously a point of contention for Wright and his assistants at the time the construction drawing were made, and the Teaters 'solved' this problem by supporting the roof with a truly unsightly kneebrace. Part of my 1982 restoration of the studio was Tom Casey's design for strengthening and cladding the kneebrace by essentially taking the line of the window sills and and extending it. There is also a corresponding kneebrace at the other end of the facade to support the 15 foot cantilever that shelters the front door and essentially creates the first 'room' of the studio under its generous overhang. The Teaters supported this roof with an unsightly metal TV antenna support.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can see the unsightly knee brace in Storrer's Catalog (352). Unfortunately, Bill didn't edit that detail for the FLW Companion. But Henry's 2 books on his treasure show it in detail. Casey did a great job. Looks like it always belonged there.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Storrer's photos, in the order of their publication, and a photo by Mr Whiting on the linked page.





photos © W A Storrer

http://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-man-talk-about-only-frank-lloyd-wright-house-gem-state#stream/0

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slaute to Henry Whiting
Not paid attention to the restoration story before.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the bracket as exists was added by John Eifler.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, to my knowledge John Eifler has never been to Teater's Knoll, much as I would like to have him as a guest. Tom Casey of Taliesin designed the knee brace details. It should also be noted that the Teaters left a hideous pink steel post at the apex of the fireplace because they didn't believe the mason built it properly. With great care we removed it, and the fireplace is still intact 35 years later.
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