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Article: David Wright owner buys adjacent properties
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DRN



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soon, certain endangered species will only exist in zoos...do we need to build and architectural zoo for certain species of architects and their buildings?
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A copy of the David Wright house, at a remote site in the same valley, could be like a free-range chicken, out of the coop and with plenty of fresh air and a natural vista. Do such places exist there, now ?

Death Valley, perhaps, ? Rolling Eyes

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the coil, it would be free-range rattlesnake.
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plenty of desert left in Arizona.


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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmm. Mr Wright would have liked the color of the soil (or sand) and rock. So do I.

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Rood



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR wrote:
Mmm. Mr Wright would have liked the color of the soil (or sand) and rock. So do I. SDR


At one time Mr. Wright had crushed red sandstone spread over all the graveled walks and parking areas at Taliesin West, but sandstone is extremely soft. In no time it just becomes dust, blowing in the wind.
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Letter: Where's the Wright House traffic?


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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The letter-writer's message seems a bit garbled. I guess the comparison is made between the normal traffic congestion (a school somewhere in town) and the David Wright house, which was sparsely attended ?

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The early photographs are fascinating, seeing the house in all its "alone-ness" free from the noisome neighbors. The solution to the problem is to restore, not only the house and its property to original condition, but the entire neighborhood. Eliminate all those unnecessary buildings, replant the orange grove, and send the hostile homeowners elsewhere to ruin a less significant site.

The 50s autos are nostalgic. The one seen in profile looks like a mid-50s Mercury (photo 6), but those in photo 5 are not clear. SDR?
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we're looking at GM cars. The side view seems to be a '52 Olds . . .

http://www.route66hotrodhigh.com/ID-Cars/OldsmobileModels7.html

. . . with an accessory windshield visor, which could be the car on the left in the carport; the other probably a Chevy or Pontiac.

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Rood



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tours of the David Wright house are arranged by the hour, and limited in numbers. Consequently there are never very many cars parked in the adjacent church yard, which fronts on Camelback Road ... one of the busiest streets in Phoenix/Scottsdale.

Neighbor's complaints are purely out of jealous spite, as the original entrance off Rubicon is rarely used. Consequently, most traffic on Rubicon and Exeter, the first street to the south, is for most practical purposes ... traffic produced by the complaining neighbors.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha ! So there. Let them eat cake . . . ?

The construction photos alerted me to an exterior detail I hadn't absorbed previously, namely the outward-canted "fin" posts between sash, consistently deployed throughout. The house continues to entertain, even from this distance.

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ozwrightfan



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired house to stop giving tours???
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wright House In Phoenix To Temporarily Halt Public Tours


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