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It is a good building worth saving, if a use can be found.
490 N Luce Rd
Alma, MI 48801
It backs up to the Pine River Country Club golf course.
When I originally found it the perf-windows on the garage door were what caught my attention and caused me to put the car in reverse (much to the chagrin of my wife).
Bumper sticker warning: "I brake for Wright architecture"
It would be interesting to see a plan...probably at the Avery now.
When I visited the Avery in May of 2019 to see the Sweeton and Spencer files (a visitor is permitted to see two files per session), I asked about TAA work. TAA work is at the Avery.I was under the impression that only FLW material was transferred to Avery and all the apprentice material was retained at TWest.
It was noted that the TAA files in AZ were in total larger than Wright's archive...larger drawing sets, many more repetitive prints, more shop drawings, correspondence etc., as one would expect with the modern practice of architecture. The Archives and Avery had to be selective about what was archived to avoid overwhelming storage space in NYC with tangential materials or insignificant work. All original drawings, particularly presentation and construction sets were archived of major projects and houses by TAA from 1959 to the dissolution of Taliesin Architects in the early 2000's, particularly those projects under the direction of former apprentices to Wright himself, or projects that involved alterations to Wright designed projects. Minor projects such as small utilitarian tenant fit-outs, or alterations to non-Wright or non-TAA work (bread and butter jobs in the later years, mostly worked on by students under TAA staff direction) were not archived at Avery.
I should have but, they are not with the exteriors.Roderick Grant wrote:Paul, do you have images of the interior?
I did notice that the original leaded glass skylight had been covered over with roofing material sometime after my initial visit in 2005 and a visit when I stopped by on
my way to the annual Alden Dow Housewalk some years later. It was on the later
visit that I found the Wes Peters house. Mark Oberman was with me and he is looking
for his photos of that house.