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by ndhayes
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:50 pm
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Topic: EMH blog post: Wright assumed that we would be kind to each other
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Re: EMH blog post: Wright assumed that we would be kind to each other

Using known RBW projects by year, I created this Pareto to represent the ebbs and tides of his career. The pre-depression, pre-bankruptcy period included about 50 projects mostly in SE Wisconsin as was mostly Prairie, Tudor and French Revival. The second wave brought MCM and commercial work. https:/...
by ndhayes
Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:16 pm
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Topic: EMH blog post: Wright assumed that we would be kind to each other
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Views: 181

Re: EMH blog post: Wright assumed that we would be kind to each other

Thanks Roderick -

Barbara has visited us and I was lucky to see here again recently at our presentation at St. John's on the Lake. RBW is someone we have talked about at some length. She's a gem.
by ndhayes
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:48 pm
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Topic: EMH blog post: Wright assumed that we would be kind to each other
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EMH blog post: Wright assumed that we would be kind to each other

Through features like the Place of Greeting, we can see that Wright assumed that working-class people - the people with modest means who would live in and visit his ASBH designs - were inherently kind, trusting and trustworthy. Read more: https://elizabethmurphyhouse.com/2021/07/30/frank-lloyd-wrigh...
by ndhayes
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:30 am
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Topic: Article: Robert Lamp House - Madison, WI
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Views: 598

Re: Article: Robert Lamp House - Madison, WI

Seems like a win-win if political and financial wills align. The house was effectively lost decades ago and would find a new future if saved by the move. Hard to see how staying would work.
by ndhayes
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:16 pm
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Topic: Caring for the forsaken
Replies: 23
Views: 1589

Re: Caring for the forsaken

Photographs of the Elizabeth Murray House by owner/restorer Nick Hayes, the first as-found and the second as restored. Thank you for all of the visual attention given to the Elizabeth Murphy House. The flipped layout can be confusing! For folks keeping score, here are our renovations/projects compe...
by ndhayes
Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:10 am
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Topic: Caring for the forsaken
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Views: 1589

Re: Caring for the forsaken

Interior wood selection was made in conversation between Richard's yard, the contractor, and (possibly) the client. Gum is in famously in B1, but all the commercial homes I have toured (including ours) feature birch. Here is where, in the shared specifications, the selection would be made and entere...
by ndhayes
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:34 am
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Topic: Caring for the forsaken
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Views: 1589

Re: Caring for the forsaken

So, were the benches and table at the breakfast nook to be built in, or were they loose pieces ? I think that depended on the layout/floorplan. There are places, like the nook at B1, where the table is bolted to the wall, and others, like ours, where pulling it away and adding a chair (and maybe a ...
by ndhayes
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:07 am
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Topic: Caring for the forsaken
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Views: 1589

Re: Caring for the forsaken

My working theory on ASBH furniture is that only a table, a bench, and possibly a chair were designed and built specifically for constructed homes - and that other pieces shown in renderings were concepts, not finished designs. Or, some rendered pieces (possible the chair) originated pre-ASBH or in ...
by ndhayes
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:13 pm
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Topic: Caring for the forsaken
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Re: Caring for the forsaken

SDR wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:07 pm
I encourage the creation of copies of Wright furnishings---the chairs, specifically---to be placed in the buildings they were designed for...
Or in the case of an ASBH, a bench.
by ndhayes
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:30 pm
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Topic: Caring for the forsaken
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Views: 1589

Re: Caring for the forsaken

SDR wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:14 am
Let someone else (with the big bucks) build an A203 from scratch somewhere else, as a "demo" spec house or outdoor museum ?
I'd go out of my way to tour that site. -N
by ndhayes
Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:15 am
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Topic: Caring for the forsaken
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Views: 1589

Re: Caring for the forsaken

Is there no longer any need to contort ourselves, to spoil aesthetic perfection when adding to or otherwise modifying an historic building, merely to assure that future historians (as well as present-day art-lovers) will be able to distinguish old from new ? In this place, oddities and errors are t...
by ndhayes
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:54 pm
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Topic: Caring for the forsaken
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Views: 1589

Re: Caring for the forsaken

However fervently FLW may have wanted ASHB to vanish after the disastrous experience, he may have softened his view later in life: In his last book, "A Testament," on page 122, there is a drawing of the duplexes (oddly a perspective of one version with the as-built plans). The book is basically a s...
by ndhayes
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:54 am
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Topic: Caring for the forsaken
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Re: Caring for the forsaken

Dan -

So glad to have your support and your clarification. Hope to meet soon.

Nick
by ndhayes
Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:00 pm
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Topic: Caring for the forsaken
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Caring for the forsaken

We bought Frank Lloyd Wright's forgotten Elizabeth Murphy House with a plan to restore and care for her, but quickly discovered a curious and unexpected form of stewardship. Like nuns in a 19th century orphanage, we find ourselves caring for the forsaken. Read about it here. https://elizabethmurphyh...