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by DRN
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:02 pm
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Topic: Article: Eichler homes
Replies: 10
Views: 1724

Re: Article: Eichler homes

The "O" word used in the news piece was an accepted ethnic descriptor in 1958, and indeed for a considerable time after. My understanding of its fall from favor is that it implies a "one" or the "other" duality between the East (Oriental) and the West (Occidental), and with that, the possible implic...
by DRN
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:45 am
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Topic: Article: Eichler homes
Replies: 10
Views: 1724

Re: Article: Eichler homes

While perusing the August 1958 issue of House & Home which featured Wright's Thaxton House, I came across a news item on page 41 about a test case in California which struck down race bias in FHA, and VA financed home sales. There was a side bar to the news piece in which it was noted that Joseph Ei...
by DRN
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:28 pm
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Topic: E Fay Jones houses
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

Re: E Fay Jones houses

Fay Jones' Hunter House in or near Memphis:

http://www.mcmtn.com/fay-jones-memphis/

Perfection as usual.
by DRN
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:06 pm
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Topic: Davy Davison
Replies: 15
Views: 5306

Re: Davy Davison

This link is a replacement (new address) for the now dead link in my earlier post on Davy Davison's mountain house for his brother:
http://www.mcmtn.com/portfolio-item/bill-davison-cabin/
http://www.mcmtn.com/allen-lape-davison-cabin//
by DRN
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:30 am
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Topic: FLW Designed Usonian Cat House (Not Cathouse) For Sale
Replies: 12
Views: 3350

Re: FLW Designed Usonian Cat House (Not Cathouse) For Sale

According to the John Geiger list, Thomas Olson joined Taliesin on 1/1/1952. The list can be seen on a Chat thread here: http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?t=5426 A 1988 newspaper article about Mr. Olson: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29792376/thomas-olson-st-cloud-times-111488/ Click ...
by DRN
Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:51 pm
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Topic: Videos: Burlingham "Pottery House" - Santa Fe, NM
Replies: 15
Views: 4794

Re: Videos: Burlingham "Pottery House" - Santa Fe, NM

A Pechakucha presentation by William Helm, the architect that worked with the new owner in 2015 to restore the Legacy version of the unbuilt 1941 Burlingham design built in SantaFe in the 1980's :

https://www.pechakucha.com/presentation ... tery-house
by DRN
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:31 pm
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Topic: FLW Designed Usonian Cat House (Not Cathouse) For Sale
Replies: 12
Views: 3350

Tonkens "Cat House" is NOT by Wright

While Googling something related to the Tonkens house, I came across an article about a "cat house" designed for the Tonkens' daughter: https://www.hauspanther.com/2014/08/01/vintage-cat-house-designed-by-frank-lloyd-wright-finds-new-home-at-feline-history-museum-in-alliance-ohio/ The most important...
by DRN
Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:01 pm
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Topic: rain chains
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: rain chains

I wonder if wjsaia is familiar with the Woodson building?

Getting back to the core of the thread, I suspect the Japanese origins of the rain chain, and its logical use on broad eave buildings causes people to associate them with Wright by projection.
by DRN
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:11 pm
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Topic: Presley's House of the Future
Replies: 19
Views: 9720

Re: Presley's House of the Future

This article has an illustration of Charles Schiffner's 1976 Box Project that was a generative idea for the House of the Future's distinctive form: https://www.phgmag.com/ahwatukees-house-of-the-future-preserves-the-dreams-of-the-past/ A Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation overview to replace some dead li...
by DRN
Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:45 am
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Topic: rain chains
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: rain chains

S: Thanks as always for posting my pics. Is the Woodson Building still with us? Is the architect known? I think scale does come into play with the chains in terms of aesthetics and function. The smaller chain such as I have used, would be willowy in wind I'd think, such that its effectiveness would ...
by DRN
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:27 pm
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Topic: FLW's first commission 1887
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: FLW's first commission 1887

Donald Leslie Johnson argues in his 2017 book about Wright's early years that the Sioux City design was indeed designed by Wright while in the employ of Joseph Lyman Silsbee, but that this was not a commission in classic sense. Wright had only been working in Silsbee's office for a couple of months ...
by DRN
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:15 am
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Topic: rain chains
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: rain chains

I have not yet seen a rain chain on Wright/Taliesin drawing from any era. I will however 'fess up to installing one full length chain and four chain segments at the Sweeton house (my residence) for reasons of utility. Prior to my restoration/renovation work, it became clear the drip edges of the slo...
by DRN
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:28 am
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Topic: McCartney House for sale - again
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: McCartney House for sale - again

....and the Scandinavian wood burning stove installed at the living room fireplace that caused so much angst amongst the Wright purists was, as promised, able to be removed without a trace. I thought the radiators installed in areas where the in slab radiant had failed were good work arounds until s...
by DRN
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:01 am
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Topic: For sale: William Thaxton House - Houston, TX
Replies: 20
Views: 5423

Re: For sale: William Thaxton House - Houston, TX

The end of an era....this house has been on and off the market for a decade or more.
The original house is a great one. Here's hoping the existing addition meets the modern day needs of the new owners such that the original can stay original.