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by ndhayes
Sun Jul 03, 2022 9:50 am
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Topic: DailyWright - E Murphy, E C Arnold
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: DailyWright - E Murphy, E C Arnold

Here we inaugurate a new thread, one destined, if all goes well, to remain near the top of the forum index, for it will present a new Wright photograph each weekday, for the foreseeable future. The DailyWright for Monday, June 13 is a great shot of the ASBH Elizabeth Murphy house fireplace wall. Ow...
by ndhayes
Wed Feb 02, 2022 9:57 am
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Topic: Blog Post: Forensics reveal details to restore in ASBH kitchen.
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: Blog Post: Forensics reveal details to restore in ASBH kitchen.

SDR wrote:
Wed Feb 02, 2022 9:00 am

Whoa . . . down, boy ! Let the nice people get their coats off before jumping up and slobbering all over them. Here---have a cookie. Now go lie down . . . That's a lot to ask of two little birch panels !

S :wink:
LOL!
by ndhayes
Tue Feb 01, 2022 2:56 pm
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Topic: Blog Post: Forensics reveal details to restore in ASBH kitchen.
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Blog Post: Forensics reveal details to restore in ASBH kitchen.

In the latest phase of the kitchen restoration at the Elizabeth Murphy House, our goal was to rid the room of inappropriate materials and tie together the old and recent cabinets. But we found some lost details worth restoration. Read more: https://elizabethmurphyhouse.com/2022/01/28/forensics-revea...
by ndhayes
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:36 am
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Topic: Blog Post: Carpentry Improv in Frank Lloyd Wright's ASB Homes
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Views: 1019

Blog Post: Carpentry Improv in Frank Lloyd Wright's ASB Homes

Wright didn't tell the carpenter exactly how to craft an American System-Built cabinet so often the carpenter improvised. Here is an example: https://elizabethmurphyhouse.com/2022/0 ... asb-homes/
by ndhayes
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:10 am
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Topic: FLW's Forgotten House
Replies: 37
Views: 14343

Re: FLW's Forgotten House

Thanks to host Heather Sabin of Monona Terrace's Wright Design Series and Brian Hannan of event-sponsor Wright in Wisconsin, we are able to bring you this recorded presentation and tour of the Elizabeth Murphy House - Frank Lloyd Wright's Forgotten House. https://elizabethmurphyhouse.com/2021/12/22/...
by ndhayes
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:39 am
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Topic: Blog post: Making Friends With Frank.
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Re: Blog post: Making Friends With Frank.

SDR wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:28 pm
Nick ? A link, perhaps ? In the meantime, happy Thanksgiving !

S
Whoops. Thank you! https://elizabethmurphyhouse.com/2021/1 ... ith-frank/
by ndhayes
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:40 am
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Topic: Blog post: Making Friends With Frank.
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Blog post: Making Friends With Frank.

This Thanksgiving, we're giving thanks for the friendships and the stories that continue to form about and around this historic, influential tiny house by Wright. Here's an unexpected connection. Read more.

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by ndhayes
Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:43 am
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Topic: ASBH illustrations
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: ASBH illustrations

The rendered view drawings which were produced to illustrate the American System-Built Houses product are of interest to Wrightians, to students of the ASBH program, to architectural (and other) delineators and to graphic artists and designers---or should be. More needs to be learned about these wo...
by ndhayes
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:58 am
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Topic: What is the purpose of the milled slot in Frank Lloyd Wright's windows?
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

Re: What is the purpose of the milled slot in Frank Lloyd Wright's windows?

For the case of an active casement window, it occurs to me that the milled grooves in the interior faces of the sash’s vertical rails along together with the ones milled into the outer edges of the B-9 jamb stops that align with them may have been conceived to create drainage chutes as capillary ac...
by ndhayes
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:52 am
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Topic: What is the purpose of the milled slot in Frank Lloyd Wright's windows?
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

Re: What is the purpose of the milled slot in Frank Lloyd Wright's windows?

Its a guess, but bronze edge strips were typically used for weatherstripping at the time of the systems-built homes. Sometimes referred to as "sprung bronze". the installation process involved bronze strips attached with tiny nails, approx. 1 inch on center, running around either the window jamb or...
by ndhayes
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:14 am
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Topic: Book: "Insufficient Funds: The Financial Life of Frank Lloyd Wright"
Replies: 11
Views: 2590

Re: Book: "Insufficient Funds: The Financial Life of Frank Lloyd Wright"

A good friend's dad was a fine cheesemaker near Spring Green who supplied - even delivered cheese personally - to Wright despite a stack of bounced checks. Regrettable, the paper trail was lost when the cheese factory closed. Acclaim and reward are two different things.
by ndhayes
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:31 am
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Topic: What is the purpose of the milled slot in Frank Lloyd Wright's windows?
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

What is the purpose of the milled slot in Frank Lloyd Wright's windows?

Why is there an invisible slot milled in Frank Lloyd Wright's ASBH window frames? Should we fill it with something, and if so, what? Architects, homeowners, historians and restorers are welcomed to weigh in. Over on the Book of Faces we've heard screen, bead and rope theories. Is this seen on other ...
by ndhayes
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:46 pm
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Topic: Blog post: A vintage wash basin for Frank Lloyd Wright's water closet
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Views: 1263

Blog post: A vintage wash basin for Frank Lloyd Wright's water closet

In a way, our quest to preserve this tiny home is like time travel. We want to understand what Frank Lloyd Wright intended at the time he intended it. Read about our four-year search for a lowly wash basin. And let us know how we did. https://elizabethmurphyhouse.com/2021/09/30/a-vintage-wash-basin-...
by ndhayes
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:44 pm
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Topic: Video: Top 5 Lost & Found Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings!
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Video: Top 5 Lost & Found Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings!

What do we know about the McQuillen ASBH ? Nick ? S The McQuillen ASBH is an AA202, sometimes call the "AB Groves House," named for the speculating builder who erected it in 1917. The former owner, Linda McQuillen, told us that it did not initially sell and was a rental for many years. It is not cl...
by ndhayes
Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:59 pm
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Topic: FLW's Forgotten House
Replies: 37
Views: 14343

Re: FLW's Forgotten House

Folk and friends near Milwaukee are invited to become members of the fine preservation advocacy group, Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, and with that membership in hand, sign up for an exclusive small group in-depth tour of the Elizabeth Murphy House followed by an escorted neighborhood walk to stud...