Olgivanna Lazovich Lloyd Wright: Opinions & Perspective

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peterm
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Post by peterm »

Interesting, Roderick-

I just stumbled upon this in the context of son John Lloyd Wright and his "Lincoln Logs":

"But it turns out John Lloyd followed his father’s example in another way besides their career path. John Lloyd wasn’t born John Lloyd — his birth name was John Kenneth Wright. Obviously, being known as John Lloyd Wright had advantages for an architect seeking commissions."

From Princeton online:

http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/l ... right.html
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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

That I have never heard. Didn't do him much good, did it?

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Post by Palli Davis Holubar »

Thanks Roderick, didn't know the tradition. My Quaker grandmother and her second generation Welsh husband in Iowa were fully assimilated into the maiden name custom.

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Post by RonMcCrea »

Lloyd Wright's name was Frank Lloyd Wright Jr., wasn't it? He did all right for himself.

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Post by archfan »

Palli, I refuse to read any more of your posts on this thread. Every time you mention someone, I spend time searching the internet and reading about some fascinating person I haven't encountered before. It's seriously eating into my solitaire time...

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Post by Palli Davis Holubar »

Archfan- this thread has been a great excuse to reread sources and follow leads into connections I hadn't recognized before. Glad you enjoyed the interconnections too. Renewed my pride of place also...

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Post by peterm »

The full names of the Wright children from the first marriage, three with middle name Lloyd and three without:


Frank Lloyd Wright Jr aka Lloyd Wright: Born 3/31/1890 in Oak Park, Illinois. Architect in Los Angeles, California. Died 5/31/1978 in Santa Monica, California. Married once.

John Lloyd Wright: Born 12/12/1892 in Oak Park, Illinois. Inventor of Lincoln Logs. He died on 12/20/1972 in Del Mar, San Diego, California. Married three times.

Catherine Dorothy Wright: Born 1/12/1894 in Oak Park, Illinois. Died 1/27/1979. Married once. One of her children was actress Anne Baxter.

David Samuel Wright: Born 9/26/1895 in Oak Park, Illinois. A businessman. Died 11/1/1997. Married three times.

Frances Lloyd Wright: Born 9/3/1898 in Oak Park, Illinois. Died 2/11/1959. Married twice.

Robert Llewellyn Wright: Born 11/5/1903 in Oak Park, Illinois. Lawyer. Died 2/22/1986. Married once.

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Post by SDR »

Courtesy of Palli, the Wright/Lazovich wedding announcement:

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Olgivanna Wright's Writing

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Anyone know much about Mrs. Wright's writing? Care to share and comment on it?

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Post by DavidC »

Bringing back the Olgivanna Lazovich thread post-crash.


David

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Re: Olgivanna Lazovich Lloyd Wright: Opinions & Perspective

Post by MOman2 »

Reading The Life Of Olgivanna Lloyd Wright
Did she not muck of Taliesin in WI by adding a pool to the grounds in which the FLW association removed not long after her death?

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yes

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I got somewhat of a feeling that her (Olgivanna's) death was somewhat of a relief to the foundation and others

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Post by Roderick Grant »

Most of those who were relieved had left long before Olga died. She was polarizing. Some apprentices practically worshipped her, and they were likeliest to have stayed after FLW died. Others were less enthusiastic, and left just days after the funeral (Curtis Besinger, Mark Heyman). John de Koven Hill was the FLW loyalist who stayed, and got rid of the pool shortly after Olga's death. He also saw to it that the living/dining room stone wall that Olga wanted plastered and painted gold was constructed so that it could be completely restored when called for.

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