EMH blog post: Wright assumed that we would be kind to each other

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EMH blog post: Wright assumed that we would be kind to each other

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Through features like the Place of Greeting, we can see that Wright assumed that working-class people - the people with modest means who would live in and visit his ASBH designs - were inherently kind, trusting and trustworthy. Read more: https://elizabethmurphyhouse.com/2021/0 ... ach-other/

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ndhayes, Perhaps you already are aware, but if there is information you would like to have concerning Russell Barr Williamson, Barbara Elsner would be a good source. She no longer lives in the Bogk House, but her daughter does, and may connect you to her.

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Thanks Roderick -

Barbara has visited us and I was lucky to see here again recently at our presentation at St. John's on the Lake. RBW is someone we have talked about at some length. She's a gem.

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https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALe ... 11&bih=982


Among Wright's Prairie-period acolytes and also-rans, Williamson is perhaps the only one to have survived---or at least practiced---in the post-war mid-century Midwest ?

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John S. Van Bergen practiced into the late 1960s.

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Using known RBW projects by year, I created this Pareto to represent the ebbs and tides of his career. The pre-depression, pre-bankruptcy period included about 50 projects mostly in SE Wisconsin as was mostly Prairie, Tudor and French Revival. The second wave brought MCM and commercial work. Image

Here is the source data table>

Year City State
50 Bayside Wisconsin
59 Bayside Wisconsin
52 Beaver Dam Wisconsin
50 Elkhart Lake Wisconsin
50 Elm Grove Wisconsin
50 Fond du Lac Wisconsin
53 Fond du Lac Wisconsin
55 Fond du Lac Wisconsin
50 Fond du Lac Wisconsin
47 Fox Point Wisconsin
48 Fox Point Wisconsin
50 Fox Point Wisconsin
50 Fox Point Wisconsin
51 Fox Point Wisconsin
52 Fox Point Wisconsin
56 Fox Point Wisconsin
57 Fox Point Wisconsin
59 Fox Point Wisconsin
50 Glendale Wisconsin
63 Green Bay Wisconsin
49 Green Lake Wisconsin
50 Green Lake Wisconsin
64 Green Lake Wisconsin
22 Kenosha Wisconsin
23 Kenosha Wisconsin
61 Madison Wisconsin
52 Mequon Wisconsin
53 Mequon Wisconsin
54 Mequon Wisconsin
54 Mequon Wisconsin
55 Mequon Wisconsin
55 Mequon Wisconsin
56 Mequon Wisconsin
57 Mequon Wisconsin
58 Mequon Wisconsin
58 Mequon Wisconsin
58 Mequon Wisconsin
60 Mequon Wisconsin
19 Milwaukee Wisconsin
21 Milwaukee Wisconsin
21 Milwaukee Wisconsin
22 Milwaukee Wisconsin
22 Milwaukee Wisconsin
23 Milwaukee Wisconsin
23 Milwaukee Wisconsin
23 Milwaukee Wisconsin
23 Milwaukee Wisconsin
23 Milwaukee Wisconsin
23 Milwaukee Wisconsin
24 Milwaukee Wisconsin
24 Milwaukee Wisconsin
24 Milwaukee Wisconsin
24 Milwaukee Wisconsin
25 Milwaukee Wisconsin
26 Milwaukee Wisconsin
26 Milwaukee Wisconsin
39 Milwaukee Wisconsin
56 Milwaukee Wisconsin
60 Milwaukee Wisconsin
56 Neenah Wisconsin
58 Oconomowoc Wisconsin
50 Oconomowoc Wisconsin
57 Oostburg Wisconsin
50 Oostburg Wisconsin
49 Oshkosh Wisconsin
39 Racine Wisconsin
39 Racine Wisconsin
59 Random Lake Wisconsin
50 Random Lake Wisconsin
51 Ripon Wisconsin
56 River Hills Wisconsin
49 Sheboygan Wisconsin
58 Sheboygan Wisconsin
62 Sheboygan Wisconsin
50 Sheboygan Wisconsin
50 Sheboygan Wisconsin
53 Sheboygan Falls Wisconsin
21 Shorewood Wisconsin
21 Shorewood Wisconsin
21 Shorewood Wisconsin
21 Shorewood Wisconsin
22 Shorewood Wisconsin
22 Shorewood Wisconsin
22 Shorewood Wisconsin
22 Shorewood Wisconsin
22 Shorewood Wisconsin
23 Shorewood Wisconsin
23 Shorewood Wisconsin
23 Shorewood Wisconsin
24 Shorewood Wisconsin
24 Shorewood Wisconsin
24 Shorewood Wisconsin
29 Shorewood Wisconsin
54 Thiensville Wisconsin
50 Thiensville Wisconsin
55 Washington County Wisconsin
59 Wausau Wisconsin
59 Wausau Wisconsin
20 Wauwatosa Wisconsin
20 Wauwatosa Wisconsin
20 Wauwatosa Wisconsin
21 Wauwatosa Wisconsin
22 Wauwatosa Wisconsin
22 Wauwatosa Wisconsin
23 Wauwatosa Wisconsin
23 Wauwatosa Wisconsin
37 Wauwatosa Wisconsin
50 Wauwatosa Wisconsin
50 Wauwatosa Wisconsin
50 Wauwatosa Wisconsin
53 Wauwatosa Wisconsin
50 Wauwatosa Wisconsin
21 Whitefish Bay Wisconsin
22 Whitefish Bay Wisconsin
23 Whitefish Bay Wisconsin
24 Whitefish Bay Wisconsin
24 Whitefish Bay Wisconsin
25 Whitefish Bay Wisconsin
25 Whitefish Bay Wisconsin
25 Whitefish Bay Wisconsin
26 Whitefish Bay Wisconsin
29 Whitefish Bay Wisconsin
53 Whitefish Bay Wisconsin
58 Pueblo Colorado
63 Hawaii
56 Aurora Ilinois
50 Waukegan Ilinois
60 St. Louis Missouri
21 University City Missouri
54 Anahuac Texas
57 Corpus Christi Texas
64 Salt Lake City Utah

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His own 1922 house was a handsome enough take on Wright's Henry Allen house of five years earlier::

https://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WI-01-MI181

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