Not Fay Jones: Holy Family Shrine - Gretna, NE

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DavidC
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Not Fay Jones: Holy Family Shrine - Gretna, NE

Post by DavidC »

Certainly based upon Fay Jones' chapel designs, I ran across this one in Nebraska that was designed by BCDM Architects of Omaha, NE.


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Reidy
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Post by Reidy »

I've seen knockoffs of Wright's Shorewood Hills UU church in Boulder CO and Woodland Hills CA.

SDR
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Post by SDR »

That Gothic wall sort of slaps Fay Jones's wonderful invention in the face, doesn't it . . .

Couldn't the mason be persuaded to give his opening an arch matching all the other end-elevation arcs ?

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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

It is as if a sizable Gothic church is half done, waiting for the upper half to be finished. If the stone portion had been done with the same care as the upper portion, it would have been a worthy effort.

Paul Ringstrom
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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

It is those little things...

Please note that while the upper structure is curved, the trim on the door is not.
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

SDR
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Post by SDR »

Right---and its header. My point above . . . Roderick hits the nail on the head.

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