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Tom



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Gale house!
Of course.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Horner (1908) looks very much like Gale (1909) from the street fa├žade, but there appears to be only the one exterior Horner photo to have survived, which is in Hitchcock, Storrer and Taschen (with no mention in Manson, Smith or Monographs). It may have had a flat roof, as it appears in the photo, but it is unlikely. Its relationship to Walser (1903), Barton (1903) and DeRhodes (1906) is so clear in the floor plan, that the roof was most likely hip. Yet as the last of the 4 'cousins,' it may have been altered by FLW, and used as a template for Gale, which is clearly an updated version of the plan, reducing the expansive stair hall of the earlier houses, and thereby enlarging the living room.

The kink in that history is the 1904 design date on the plans of Gale, with 1909 as the confirmed construction date. It seems odd that Horner could have been designed after Gale. The obvious implication is that Gale is one of those designs FLW gave a false date later on ... like the movie theater in San Diego.
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DRN



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some pics on the steinerag site give a hint of a hip roof atop Horner, though its pitch must have been shallow:

http://www.steinerag.com/flw/Artifact%20Pages/Horner.htm

http://www.steinerag.com/flw/Artifact%20Pages/PhRtS142-c1940.htm
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We can always count on Steinerag to come up with answers. The fifth photo down shows the front door in the location depicted by Storrer's plan, rather than the Taschen plan.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The entrance was no doubt altered from the start, the colored plan depicting the ideal, the Storrer plan the built reality, which adds a useful and perhaps mandatory closet near the door.

The hipped roof to house and (roofed and enclosed) porch is clear in photos at Dan's second link.

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