Article: Can the Pappas House become a museum?

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Paul Ringstrom
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Cocktail reception is your chance to tour the Frank Lloyd Wright Pappas House

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Cocktail reception is your chance to tour the Frank Lloyd Wright Pappas House

https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/hom ... a92c5.html
Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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That little piece contains a novel photo of the living/dining area.

This paragraph is puzzling:

"It's ironic really," he says, "They were supposed to be easy and cheap to build, but most of the clients Wright worked with actually ended up hiring contractors and doing the bulk of the work themselves."

One wonders which "items" will be raffled or auctioned.

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There is a note at the end of the written text that says the writer erred when he said there would be a raffle. How that error was made is not explained. Will there be some way for visitors to obtain certain items other than through a raffle? Or will there be nothing offered for sale?

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Re: Article: Can the Pappas House become a museum?

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Society of Architectural Historians St. Louis Chapter Annual Meeting
At the Pappas house !
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Beautiful. Anyone here a member ? Can we have a report of what's seen, heard, etc, at the Pappas house , following the Annual Meeting ?

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Re: Article: Can the Pappas House become a museum?

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yes I will be there and dutifully report back

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The meeting was well attended with a personal tour of the home from the new owners. But to be blunt they have their work cut out for them in regard to re -habbing the house. The most obvious is the cement block especially the exterior patio blocks that have been exposed to the elements. Another example is that there was no lighting scheme for the house. Overhead lights were covered in plastic panels that turned the rooms into full daylight. The owners are looking at the other automatic homes for a lighting scheme. Attendees also commented (and the owners agreed) that FLW living room seating is not comfortable.
The owners also brought up that they are looking at Frank Lloyd Wright's. Rosenbaum House color scheme to use at the Pappas house.
The owner's initially had the roof repaired by one company only to find that it re-leaked. They now have a new roof (from a different company) and have not had any leaks even with the copious amounts of recent rains
Overall a good meeting and it was great to be in the home.

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Re: Article: Can the Pappas House become a museum?

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Thank you ! Duly noted, and most interesting.

The very first sheet of those for Pappas at Artstor shows a ceiling light fixture and a ceiling-mounted pull switch. A plan drawing indicates the locations of these fixtures throughout the house. The plan drawing is unusual in that among furniture placed in the main space are two floor lamps !

https://library.artstor.org/#/asset/286 ... 5093396306
https://library.artstor.org/#/asset/286 ... 5093396306

A section drawing in the file shows the upholstered bench seat configured as it ought to be, with canted seat and back for comfort. But a photo of the interior seems to show that bench built with a flat (i.e., horizontal) seat panel, likely the culprit when uncomfortable seats are mentioned.

https://franklloydwright.org/frank-lloy ... -for-sale/

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