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by Roderick Grant
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:14 pm
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Topic: Article: A Look at the Women Whose Work Shaped the Wright Legacy
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Re: Article: A Look at the Women Whose Work Shaped the Wright Legacy

Not being a member of Facebook, nor wanting to join, I shall answer Frank Phillips' question here:

Robert Keeler Mosher (not Robert Mosher Kheeler) was the on-site apprentice for the Fallingwater construction.
by Roderick Grant
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:32 pm
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Topic: Alsop house news
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Views: 4036

Re: Alsop house news

I was surprised to see that the house is in better condition than some reports implied.
by Roderick Grant
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:00 pm
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Topic: WESTHOPE INTERIOR STAIRS
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Views: 137

Re: WESTHOPE INTERIOR STAIRS

There is no guest house at Westhope, The 'cottage' is servants' quarters. There is no interior stair. The plans published for Hitchcock were drawn specifically for the book, showing houses as-built. That should answer all your questions about the plan. Volume 8 of "Selected Houses" covers Westhope o...
by Roderick Grant
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:20 pm
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Topic: For sale: Ray Kappe's Freeman House - Palm Springs, CA
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Views: 104

Re: For sale: Ray Kappe's Freeman House - Palm Springs, CA

Kappe's work is consistently excellent. It is also hard to understand spatially through photographs alone. Kappe deserves an in-depth analysis, chockfull of drawings.
by Roderick Grant
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:10 pm
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Topic: The roof over Kentuck Knob
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Re: The roof over Kentuck Knob

Refer to the drawings posted on page 3 of this thread. The copper was a very thin layer over plywood roofing. I suppose the weight of asphalt would be close to the thin copper, but I suspect somewhat heavier.
by Roderick Grant
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:23 pm
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Topic: Evolving Usonian Design
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Views: 235

Re: Evolving Usonian Design

50 years! Tish-tosh! Try 70+ years.

I agree, DRN: This should be read as a kickoff for further study. Repair and maintenance are the biggest concerns for all FLW buildings at this point and forevermore. Whatever may lack in this effort, overall it should serve as a basis for study.
by Roderick Grant
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:19 pm
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Topic: Evolving Usonian Design
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Views: 235

Re: Evolving Usonian Design

This sound like a basis for a lecture at a FLWBC Conference, and possibly an opportunity to publish for the membership.
by Roderick Grant
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:40 pm
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Topic: Hanna House Table?
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Hanna House Table?

There is an edging that may be wider than the planks are thick.
by Roderick Grant
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:54 am
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Topic: Hanna House Table?
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Views: 504

Re: Hanna House Table?

A similar photo, but slightly broader in scope, in the HB article shows no evidence of anything other than an array of play things for the children. If it was designed for that room, the scale might have been anything to match the size of the children from toddlers to teens. The remodeling took plac...
by Roderick Grant
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:07 am
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Topic: Oak Park Studio New Book
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Views: 783

Re: Oak Park Studio New Book

A slight diversion: Historians are often defined as either "architecture historians" or, as in this case, "architectural historians." Since "architectural" is an adjective, wouldn't that mean that the noun it modifies, "historian," is a work of architecture, while "architecture," a noun, would simpl...
by Roderick Grant
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:49 am
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Topic: Hanna House Table?
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Views: 504

Re: Hanna House Table?

You're right, SDR, the scale is not readily apparent. A larger than end table size would seem even less likely to be legit.
by Roderick Grant
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:43 am
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Topic: Hanna House Table?
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Views: 504

Re: Hanna House Table?

The January, 1963 HB, devoted to Hanna, includes photos (pp 59-61) of tables of this scale, about 15, 16" tall. The tops are hex, but the legs are straight down from the corners. The material looks like metal, but the photos are not clear enough to know for sure. There are small triangular tables, a...
by Roderick Grant
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:53 am
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Topic: Hanna House Table?
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Hanna House Table?

The price should reflect the lack of provenance, and reduced to perhaps $200? If the owner tried to get away with this on Antiques Road Show, the Keno twins would put an end to it quickly.
by Roderick Grant
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:38 am
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Topic: List Of DIY/Self-Built Wright Houses?
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: List Of DIY/Self-Built Wright Houses?

Maybe DIY, in most of those cases, should be HIY?