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But it's nice to hear that John Eifler agrees with me about the design of Charnley.
Tafel's remarks:The “Who Did What?” debate will continue with some discounting Wright’s possible involvement, absent documentation to the contrary (Tafel’s remarks keep reverberating in my mind), and others agreeing with the perspectives offered above.
Wright's position of "Master" to Tafel as the "Apprentice" may have made meaningful and frank discussion of a collaborative project done early Wright's career difficult for Wright to broach. I don't believe Wright's silence in this instance is necessarily indicative of Wright having no connection with the Mitchell house. But given what we have read about Wright's behaviors, it is likely that if Wright was the lead, or sole designer of Mitchell, he probably would have readily noted that to Tafel.“On the very first trip to Racine (in 1936 for the SC Johnson Administration Building) we came down Main Street. In all the times I was there, we came down the Main Street, any number of times. He never mentioned anything about any house other than the Hardy House (four blocks south of the Mitchell House).
The similarities between the Mitchell and Bagley houses, two contemporary projects both coming out of room 1501 of the Schiller Building, and even their being published on the same page of a trade journal, certainly points toward cross pollination of the designs.
A little to the south of Mitchell is a house that some believe may be by Corwin...
...as the slide show at the link progresses, look at trim details in the interiors and the roof forms, particularly that of the out building.