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by peterm
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:14 pm
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Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
Replies: 646
Views: 337828

Re: Lamberson House Restoration

I’m very happy with the gravel. And with no downspouts it’s the best way to go. The only downside is dust tracked into the house.
by peterm
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:52 am
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Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
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Re: Lamberson House Restoration

Just saw this now, Paul. Though we hire someone to do it a few times in the winter, here is some practical advice for plowing over gravel: Go slow Adjust the blade height a bit higher. Turn off the radio and listen while you plow. Start at the center. Take multiple passes for heavy accumulation. SDR...
by peterm
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:26 pm
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Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
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Re: Lamberson House Restoration

SDR and Matt- The ceiling, and all of the built in woodwork with the exception of cabinets, doors and shelves is 1/4” redwood plywood. The walls are 4’ by 6’8” hung vertically. Strips above the fascia move horizontally. The ceiling pieces are cut to 2’ by 8’ strips and lapped.
by peterm
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:12 pm
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Topic: Laurie Virr, Organic Architect and friend.
Replies: 38
Views: 3001

Re: Laurie Virr, Organic Architect and friend.

I’m shocked and saddened by this news. Though I never met him, I was beginning to feel like we had become friends. A true mensch… rest his soul.
by peterm
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:38 pm
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Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
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Views: 337828

Re: Lamberson House Restoration

New photos of Lamberson taken by Emilene Leone this weekend- Notice the aerial photos in particular. I’ve always been curious as to what the birds see! She’s putting the drone to much better use than the usual illegal political assassination: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNxuvpXlnezmpsclSshp...
by peterm
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:12 pm
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Topic: For sale: John Carr House - Glenview, IL
Replies: 14
Views: 5719

Re: For sale: John Carr House - Glenview, IL

It appears that Carr has sold. Does anyone know details?
by peterm
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:47 pm
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Topic: For sale: John Carr House - Glenview, IL
Replies: 14
Views: 5719

Re: For sale: John Carr House - Glenview, IL

Has there been any update on the Carr house sale/auction?
by peterm
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:23 am
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Topic: Alsop house news
Replies: 56
Views: 13224

Re: Alsop house news

Thanks Dan. As you might suspect, it wasn’t completely altruistic on my part. I felt it important to know who my neighbor would be (or not be!) and obviously wanted the best price for the estate of Gordon Bollinger. I think Mia will be the perfect steward and seems to have the courage, humility and ...
by peterm
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:37 am
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Topic: Alsop house news
Replies: 56
Views: 13224

Re: Alsop house news

I’ll ask Mia if she can direct me to more images of her father’s work. Btw- Her mother, Elaine Reed was a graphic designer, ceramicist, sculptor and painter.
by peterm
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:09 pm
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Topic: Alsop house news
Replies: 56
Views: 13224

Re: Alsop house news

The final zoom auction was held today, and Alsop has sold! Mia Reed Hankins, of Raleigh NC, daughter of important midcentury architect Charles Reed, Jr, A.I.A. is the new steward. It has been her lifelong dream to live in a Wright house. She is leaving her home in N. Carolina to live full time in Os...
by peterm
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:40 pm
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Topic: Alsop house news
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Views: 13224

Re: Alsop house news

flwromanza- (Mr. Miner?) I haven’t kept up with Revival developments for a while. Did the Canadians break ground on the Banff Pavilion?

I’d love to hear some updates…
by peterm
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:35 pm
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Topic: As a fundraiser for the Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Re: As a fundraiser for the Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative

I haven’t yet heard anything about it. But with that stellar lineup, it surely must have been engaging.
by peterm
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:08 pm
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Topic: Who's going to Buffalo?
Replies: 22
Views: 2335

Re: Who's going to Buffalo?

I doubt I will be going unless many more folks are vaccinated and it seems that the variant(s) are somewhat under control. There probably won’t be enough time for me to feel comfortable before the signup deadline.
by peterm
Wed Aug 04, 2021 12:31 pm
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Topic: Who's going to Buffalo?
Replies: 22
Views: 2335

Re: Who's going to Buffalo?

“If California objects to the way Wyoming educates its youth, tough!” Yeah- the federal government exerted *way* too much power when they enforced school desegregation in southern states, for example. And if Wyoming wants to teach creationism in its public schools, bring it on! If South Carolina cho...