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http://bertrandgoldberg.org/projects/st ... -bathroom/
The unit on the website looked remarkably similar to the prefab bath unit in the Lowell Walter house in Iowa.
https://wildwomenwanderers.files.wordpr ... toilet.jpg
I hadn't recalled Goldberg's name being associated with the Walter bath...W.A. Storrer notes in a photo caption the bath as being a "Pullman bath", and "Pullman type" further on in the text of his Companion book.
The bath at Walter was an anomaly in Wright's work...does anyone know if the bath unit was proposed by Wright or Walter? Was it used in another Wright house? Did Wright know Goldberg?
There are two different Brauner I plans published; that in Monograph 6, like the majority of early Usonia 1 plans, shows identical baths back to back, inviting the speculation that they might all have been intended for the "bath unit" that appears in print only at Brauner.
The Brauner I plan in Taschen II is a different animal; it is a part of the six-house collage (two three-plan sheets) for Usonia 1 ("USONIA 2" on Wright's site plan for the development) that is published in the Monograph (p 208) and in "Affordable Dreams."
Storrer copies the tiny Monograph 6 plan found on page 227 for his as-built plan of Brauner II, complete with twin "bath units," implying that the house contains these. Is that the case ? A similar plan of Brauner II is shown on page 63 of Taschen III; the color half-tone is not clear, but another word precedes "BATH UNIT" on the plan's twin bathrooms.
The Brauner II plan illustrated in Monograph 7 (p 204), finally, is yet another variant, akin to the Taschen plan of Brauner II but with an alternate bath layout.