Annie Pfeiffer Chapel cement block?

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andreaslarsson
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Annie Pfeiffer Chapel cement block?

Post by andreaslarsson »

Found this in my yard of a house I just purchased. The house is an Architectural built and owned house here in Sierra Madre California.
Anyone would know more about the authenticity of this block that looks like it came from the Pfeiffer Chapel?

Andreas

Here is a links to images:

https://prnt.sc/12xs3jk
https://prnt.sc/12xs3n2
https://prnt.sc/12xs7ie
Last edited by andreaslarsson on Fri May 14, 2021 4:22 pm, edited 4 times in total.

SDR
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Re: Annie Pfeiffer Chapel cement block?

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E-mail me your photo so it can be displayed here, Andreas.

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RachelAvery
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Re: Annie Pfeiffer Chapel cement block?

Post by RachelAvery »

You can use prnt.sc and post your link here.

SDR
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Re: Annie Pfeiffer Chapel cement block?

Post by SDR »

Here is Andreas's photo.


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Here is a Wright Chat thread discussing FSC blocks. The issue of depth is raised; were certain walls built with the double-wythe Usonian Automatic block system ? Were other blocks full depth ? Andreas, perhaps you could provide measurements, including thickness, of your block, and perhaps a photo of an edge and of the back of the block ?

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7876

Now, perhaps you could tell us a little about your house. If the property was previously owned by an architect, that might explain the presence of an historic architectural artifact, presumably transported across the continent at some point---assuming that the block came from Florida ?

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Re: Annie Pfeiffer Chapel cement block?

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More photos of Andreas's block, and Taliesin drawings showing various aspects of the standard perforated block.


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drawings © The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)

andreaslarsson
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Re: Annie Pfeiffer Chapel cement block?

Post by andreaslarsson »

Thank you for helping posting the images and for sharing the drawing.

The House I purchased was designed by Architect John/Jack Corey for his parents in 1954 and later he moved in and lived in there up to a few weeks ago.

He's still around and I will try to track him down and ask him how he got his hands on this block, I'm sure there is a interesting story to it.

Andreas

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