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According to Geiger...
Hickman was a 1946 apprentice
Varenhorst was a 1957 apprentice
Century II is an icon to all Kansans. There was an uproar in the community two years ago at the mention of its razing. It is doubtful any movement to destroy it will be successful. Wichita has a strong activist culture and a strong affection for its historic (by whatever definition) architecture.
Remember that Wichita is the home of the Allen-Lambe home and that the Hoult home was supposed to have been built in the Wichita area. The Hoult house was one of the first Usonian plans. FLW's other design here is the Corbin Education Center, one of the last of Wright's designs.
...and also note Grady Grammage Auditorium at ASU in Tempe, Arizona. There's no mistaking where the repetitive semicircular motif originated. Examples to follow on my next post.
Some bedtime reading....as long as you retire early!Roderick Grant wrote:Wes Peters should get at least equal credit with FLW for Grady Gammage. In Vol. 3 #4, 1980, pp 10-16, of Tom Heinz' FLW Newsletter is an article by Stephen D. Helmer (anyone know him?) about the design and construction of Gammage, showing drawings from Bahgdad through ASU. It went through significant changes after FLW's death which make it almost as much a Peters design as the Robert Mueller House is a Marian Mahony design.
Note: the pages appeared side by side during the preview prior to posting....excuse my unwillingness to take the time to find out what went awry.
The Newsletter often included an elevation by various people of a Wright house; Robie happened to top this page. A graphic design by architects, apprentices, or others always appeared running from the back cover across to the front cover (example by John Howe follows article). Roderick often refers to the newsletter, and during its run contained numerous in depth articles.
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