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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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“My grandfather had a drawer for each of us, with our names on,� he said. “Whenever we came in from playing in the woods, we immediately
had to put on white pants and white shirts (kept in the drawers), so not to dirty the house. He’d say, ‘Put on your ice cream clothes,’ and we would.�

https://www.pinejournal.com/news/406536 ... pEWxM.link

I can't sat whether the recreated house is oriented on its new site as was the original; the difference in topography is of course notable. It is pleasing to know, in any event, that the house was preserved.

S

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Considering the extent to which the original property had been compromised by nearby commercial development, the move to the park is a great improvement. The quality of reconstruction looks fine. Next, plant trees, trees, and more trees.

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Roderick Grant wrote:Next, plant trees, trees, and more trees.
I agree. The original property was heavily wooded.
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solar orientation

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House is oriented to the sun exactly as in its original site,

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Re: solar orientation

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pmahoney wrote:House is oriented to the sun exactly as in its original site,
And Pat would be in a position to know ... 8)
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Bravo, Pat! It’s great that you oriented it exactly as drawn. Is the topography similar to the original site?

Are there more photos?

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Tim Quigley

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Tim Quigley deserves the credit for matching the solar orientation. Topography is similar in Pa. compared to Minnesota but not exact.

The prow of the terrace is not depressed on the outside of the terrace, most noticeable difference.

It is interesting to note that this house was first sited by Wright on a flat town lot.

I shot quite a few images over the eight site visits in Pa. and the original pre demo visit in Minnesota.

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Re: Tim Quigley

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pmahoney wrote:I shot quite a few images over the eight site visits in Pa. and the original pre demo visit in Minnesota.
Should make for some wonderful before-and-after pairs ...
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Polymath Park is worth the visit. All four buildings are available for rent and the onsite restaurant is excellent. I believe you can tour all four buildings on Sundays.

The owner has also built a copy of John Rattenbury's Life Magazine House at another location that is also rentable.

If Tom & Heather Papinchak do not receive a Wright Spirit award for their tremendous efforts to preserve a two significant Wright buildings something is very wrong.
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article includes an interview with the builder and more photos

https://triblive.com/lifestyles/home-ga ... -property/
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Interesting treatment of the top of the French doors to allow for the slope of the overhang.

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Various published images do not entirely resolve (for me) questions raised by Roderick's noted fenestration detail.


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Image Futagawa, before 1988

Image Yuergen Nogai, 2008

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Well, isn't that a treat; clean, bright, colorful mid-century Wright !

Again, bravo to all involved . . .

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