With every plan to repair something on this old house comes an urgency to study and document what is learned in the process.
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.
Studying the original milled woodwork reveals the functional brilliance of Wright's design.
Since the house originally had no drive, garage or carport, a garage was added in 1976. It was both practical and necessary to the preservation of the house.
Flower box cantilevers have been missing from the house. We decided to rebuild them and found another Wrightian surprise.
The talk, entitled "How Wright Learned to Separate Art and Automation" will be part of the conference Education Series.
By specifying Byrkit Lath in this and other American System-Built Houses, Frank Lloyd Wright may have secured this home's legacy.
Then, we poured new concrete, parged walls, and painted matching trim. Today, the Elizabeth Murphy House stands tall and straight, and ready for tour-goers.
The 68" x 72" space was the weak spot in the house when we bought it, and we had plans to quickly make it right. It's Wright now.