Did Frank Lloyd Wright plan to furnish his American System-Built Homes? Evidence suggests that limited studio resources left most owners to their own decorative devices.
Three contemporaneous Wright draftsmen, three fates
Antonin Raymond and Rudolph Schindler escaped Frank Lloyd Wright's wrath when the American System-Built Program was summarily cancelled and covered up in 1917. Russell Barr Williamson did not.
Prototypes and their progeny are never the same
It can seem strange to think of a Frank Lloyd Wright dwelling as a standard product - something that could be built with interchangeable parts and pieces - but American System-Built Homes were exactly that. One of those pieces was Byrkit Lath.
Go ahead: (Insert Leaky Roof Jokes Here…)
Wright's statement chimney was meant to welcome a visitor like a smoke signal emerging from the heart of the house and saying, "we're home, it's warm in here, and you're invited." But in 1918, it leaked.
“Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House” the Subject of a New Book
Upcoming book begins by unravelling a mystery: how might a house designed by the world's most famous architect become lost in the first place?
Sunday Morning Forum (April 5th): Join the Hayeses on a virtual (Zoom) tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home for the People.
Since CoVid-19 has made it impossible to attend a First Church Sunday Morning Forum in body, let's get together in spirit and look at the work of one of our own.
Yes, it costs more to live in a historic home and it carries special burdens. But no steward that I know is in it to flip it.
Postponed Presentation: “Small but Elegant — Frank Lloyd Wright’s Affordable Homes”
As soon as we moved into the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Elizabeth Murphy House, we began unearthing lost clues explaining Wright’s evolving ideas about the wants and needs of common folks (like us).
We will share experiences through stories and photos at this Sunday Morning Forum.
New colors, roof, gutters and a forensic report
With every plan to repair something on this old house comes an urgency to study and document what is learned in the process.
Learn more about the tiny Frank Lloyd Wright house in Shorewood, Wisconsin
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.