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by DRN
Mon Jul 04, 2022 8:01 am
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ashes
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Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ashes

The Find A Grave database has a listing for the Unity Chapel cemetery: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/641596/memorial-search?page=1#sr-189138468 I was surprised to see that Wes Peters is not listed...one would think he would have been interred in 1991 with his first wife and son. Possibly he wa...
by DRN
Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:05 pm
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ashes
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Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ashes

Mendel Glickman, Wright’s outside structural consultant, and Bruce Goff’s choice for a structures professor at OU in the ‘40’s and ‘50’s, is buried in the Unity Chapel yard as well.
by DRN
Sun Jul 03, 2022 2:02 pm
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ashes
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Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ashes

I recall the Mamah stone was placed sometime after Wright’s death. I first knew of it via Edgar Tafel’s Apprentice to Genius book from 1979. A photo of it was published. Other than a pine tree, the grave was unmarked during Wright’s time. It should be noted the stone isn’t accurate... by the time Ma...
by DRN
Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:05 am
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Topic: DailyWright 6.30.22
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: DailyWright 6.30.22

My 56 year old eyes and cheap drugstore reading glasses are reading the slabs in the photo as level.
Possibly a lens distorting the image...or my retina?
by DRN
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:26 pm
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Topic: Article: "15 Iconic Buildings That Should Never Have Been Demolished"
Replies: 4
Views: 158

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

The Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel in Atlantic City NJ was demolished in 1978. Garry Marshall’s “Beaches” was filmed in 1987-1988. It was not an actual filming location. Still, a building that could have been renovated and used as part of a larger complex. I’d add LHS’s Schiller Building and Theater to ...
by DRN
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:17 am
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Topic: Article: Saving the "Purple Cow"
Replies: 15
Views: 5712

Re: Article: Saving the "Purple Cow"

It would appear that the agreement with the new operators of the proposed facility downtown places significant barriers to the VW’s ability to present shows. The agreement even funnels VW revenue to the new venture. According to the op-Ed, the flood risk is no different at the new location than the ...
by DRN
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:58 pm
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Topic: For sale: Fay Jones' Reed House - West Fork, AK
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: For sale: Fay Jones' Reed House - West Fork, AK

I’m led to believe the price is greatly influenced by the large acreage in the sale.

The house is relatively modest for a Jones house but a masterful result in any case. I hope the house finds a sympathetic new owner, and that any development that surrounds it doesn’t spoil it or its setting.
by DRN
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:57 am
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Topic: DailyWright - E Murphy, E C Arnold
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: DailyWright

The Arnold house and the Thaxton house are both variations on a theme. The Arnold house has the visible beams, the Thaxton house doesn’t. From the drawings available on the Avery website it is shown that the roof framing sections differ between the two houses. The Thaxton house, which has no protrud...
by DRN
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:39 am
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Topic: Sullivan's bank at Owatonna, MN
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Sullivan's bank at Owatonna, MN

A well made piece on the program. A book from the 1980’s about the bank: https://www.amazon.com/Curve-Arch-Story-Sullivans-Owatonna/dp/0873511824 Another book from the 1980’s about this and the other late career banks by Sullivan: https://www.amazon.com/Louis-H-Sullivan-Lauren-Weingarden/dp/0262231301
by DRN
Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:39 am
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Topic: Article: Bartlesville Community Center celebrating 40 years
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Article: Bartlesville Community Center celebrating 40 years

I toured “The Center” in 1992. It is a large and complex building that has an elegantly clear circulation system, a large yet intimate main theater, and the building’s outward form knits itself well to its urban context.
by DRN
Fri Jun 03, 2022 4:52 pm
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Topic: For sale: William Wesley Peters house - (Elm Grove, WI)
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: For sale: William Wesley Peters house - (Elm Grove, WI)

This looks like a great house, I wish a plan was available...possibly OA+D might remedy that with their new website in the future. It would appear the wood trim was painted at some point, the bathrooms redone with white paint on the brick, and the windows replaced. The bent corner windows were not a...
by DRN
Tue May 17, 2022 11:02 am
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Topic: Lecture: Donald Aitken - 'Daylight legacy of FLW'
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Re: Lecture: Donald Aitken - 'Daylight legacy of FLW'

Another remembrance. This from the regional nature/land conservancy where the house described above is situated: https://www.greenfoothills.org/green-foothills-remembers-donald-w-aitken-jr-1936-2022/ The Green Foothills community was saddened to learn of the passing of Donald W Aitken, Jr, one of ou...
by DRN
Mon May 09, 2022 8:26 pm
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Topic: designed by FLW sudent?
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: designed by FLW sudent?

Russell Barr Williamson was also involved with Wright’s office during the ASBH program.
by DRN
Sun May 08, 2022 1:28 pm
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Topic: Handsome Chinese resort employs local crafts
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Views: 311

Re: Handsome Chinese resort employs local crafts

I agree about the windows in the stone. As is, the message given is stone veneer or hidden steel angles at the window heads. Instead of the lintel appearing to bear on nothing, the concrete or stone should visually extend beyond the clear opening to “bear” on the masonry to either side.