With every plan to repair something on this old house comes an urgency to study and document what is learned in the process.
Wright was thinking - forty years before anyone else - of lush walkable neighborhoods featuring long, low affordable homes with shadowy eaves, banks of windows, grassy yards and built-in gardens.
A current project inventory and links to posts and images.
Wright took special care in specifying the gutters on American System-Built Homes as: "...galvanized iron gutters and down spouts wherever and as indicated on drawings." We're doing as he directed.
Neighbors, friends and the historically curious are invited to attend a presentation - chock full of photographs, tales of stewardship and mysterious backstories - about the historic Elizabeth Murphy House, the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Shorewood, Wisconsin.
Stewardship is not a product of special oversight placed on historic homes. It comes, instead, from a shared commitment to storytelling, passed between generations.
Learn more about The Elizabeth Murphy House and its place in Frank Lloyd Wright's work and legacy, by attending a presentation on Friday, 6/14/2019 at 12:30pm at the Hefter Center at UWM.
In a previous post, we extolled the genius of the shadow-making geometries of Frank Lloyd Wright's shoe molding design for American System-Built Homes (ASBH). This post serves as a retraction, an update, and a call to fellow ASBH owners and experts to contribute clues to a new mystery.
Citing a vast body of drawings and plans, historians have called the ASBH project the largest single design effort by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Underneath magnificent art lie the trials, troubles and lessons-learned by the artist.