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Buildings are not always and only utilitarian objects; if they were, this site and many others would have no reason to exist, nor would the world's architectural libraries and bookstores. If someone wants to recreate the Banff Pavilion and the funds can be found, I say go for it even if no immediate use for the structure is identified. "If you build it they will come" ? And if not, so what ? An opportunity to relish another Wright structure will have appeared on this beauty-challenged sphere . . .
At the very least the structure represents the Arts & Crafts architectural aesthetic elevated to a lofty plane -- just as the Gamble House does but in a different vocabulary ?
http://www.steinerag.com/flw/Artifact%2 ... S1703d.htm
http://www.steinerag.com/flw/Artifact%2 ... RtS170.htm
"Lost Wright," Carla Lind, 1996, p 116
"The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion," William Allin Storrer, 1993, p 171
Taschen Vol I shows a Banff National Park Railroad Station, 1913 (p 434, and top row, far right, on the Google Images page I linked above, shown without its platform-roof extensions); incomprehensibly, the book omits any mention of the Pavilion.
Wonder if these "devotees" are all Canadien or are some of them us?