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Anyone would know more about the authenticity of this block that looks like it came from the Pfeiffer Chapel?
Here is a links to images:
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 ?
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 ?
drawings © The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)
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.