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by Roderick Grant
Mon Jul 04, 2022 10:41 am
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ashes
Replies: 99
Views: 68246

Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ashes

It is surprising that Christopher Dekoven Hill is on the list, but his father, John, is not.
by Roderick Grant
Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:25 pm
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Topic: Article: George W. Maher & Pleasant Home Foundation
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Article: George W. Maher & Pleasant Home Foundation

Even though Maher's work falls short of FLW's Prairie Houses, he was definitely affected by FLW. It may take a scalpel to unveil it, but there are details that emulate FLW in Maher's work. As the Mallen House shows, Maher's early attempts to break free of the 19th century were unconvincing, but late...
by Roderick Grant
Sat Jul 02, 2022 12:38 pm
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Topic: DailyWright 7.1.22
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Views: 85

Re: DailyWright 7.1.22

Heller is magnificent. The interlocking interior spaces (principally living room, stair hall, reception room, dining room) are superbly arranged, reminiscent - on a grander scale - of Charnley. Has a plan of the third story ever turned up? FLW added the elevator at some point, which one source said ...
by Roderick Grant
Sat Jul 02, 2022 12:14 pm
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ashes
Replies: 99
Views: 68246

Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ashes

I've been inside the chapel. Its interiors are as mundane as can be, no hint of FLW or even Silsbee.
by Roderick Grant
Sat Jul 02, 2022 12:11 pm
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Topic: Article: George W. Maher & Pleasant Home Foundation
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Article: George W. Maher & Pleasant Home Foundation

SDR, using the Herman Mallen House (1904-5) as an example of Maher's FLW-influenced work is a bit unfair. His Farson House (1897-9) done in the style in which he was trained, is much better than Mallen, which also falls short of other later works where he emulated FLW, such as the James Hall Taylor ...
by Roderick Grant
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:22 pm
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Topic: DailyWright 6.30.22
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: DailyWright 6.30.22

Towards the next slab below.
by Roderick Grant
Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:24 pm
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Topic: Article: H. H. Richardson Home set to be demolished - Brookline, MA
Replies: 86
Views: 24853

Re: Article: H. H. Richardson Home set to be demolished - Brookline, MA

I didn't say anything about the fanciness of the interiors; Victorian interiors are infused with gewgaws in every nook and cranny. Aesthetically the interiors don't work for me, SDR. You may be 'bigly whelmed' as much as you like.
by Roderick Grant
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:34 am
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Topic: Article: H. H. Richardson Home set to be demolished - Brookline, MA
Replies: 86
Views: 24853

Re: Article: H. H. Richardson Home set to be demolished - Brookline, MA

As state capitol buildings go, one advantage that NYS has over many others, as well as the DC holy of holies, is that it does not reference St. Peter's Basilica at all. The grandiosity of most state capitols seems to contradict the very nature of the country. Of all 50 capitols, Alaska's is the most...
by Roderick Grant
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:16 pm
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Topic: Charnley House restoration
Replies: 27
Views: 12807

Re: Charnley House restoration

What needs to be done to prevent or at least lessen the destruction of hurricanes is to restore the mangroves that acted as a barrier to the worst of the storms. But as usual, real estate development will prevent that from happening.
by Roderick Grant
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:09 pm
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Topic: An Evening at Penwern
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: An Evening at Penwern

The old photo is revealing. It could be assumed that the white of the house was not original, but the color in the b&w photo looks a lot darker than the new hue. Did research show the color as it is now? If not, why didn't they go back to the original?
by Roderick Grant
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:56 am
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Topic: Article: "15 Iconic Buildings That Should Never Have Been Demolished"
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Article: "15 Iconic Buildings That Should Never Have Been Demolished"

#5, Savoy-Plaza Hotel, wasn't a particularly fabulous structure (McKim of MM&W), but its demolition made way for the massive General Motors Building by Edward Durell Stone, the architect everyone loves to hate. The scale of this beast, which extends from 57th to 59th Streets, upset the scale of the ...
by Roderick Grant
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:51 pm
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Topic: Article: Getting high in FLW Jr's Sowden House
Replies: 29
Views: 15087

Re: Article: Getting high in FLW Jr's Sowden House

Has anyone kept track of how many times this house has changed ownership in recent years?
by Roderick Grant
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:51 am
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Topic: Paul Harvey talks about Arizona Biltmore
Replies: 5
Views: 2078

Re: Paul Harvey talks about Arizona Biltmore

MacFarlane. He's been around for awhile. 45.
by Roderick Grant
Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:11 am
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Topic: DailyWright
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: DailyWright

I suspect the lack of connection between the top 4 boards of the Suntop Homes is deliberate, since they enclose separate outdoor spaces that are not linked by a passageway. There are two second story plans of the Blossom Garage posted, neither of which, if Storrer is correct, were built. As built, i...