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Court Case records from 1919 offer clues to why Frank Lloyd Wright didn't mention this house after sending plans to Elizabeth Murphy to build it.
After a year of living here, we stumbled upon more horizontal lines in a subtle, but historically significant place: the masonry of our small fireplace.
Fourth graders from nearby Atwater School have been visiting this week. Mrs. Hayes, their Art Teacher, is collaborating with The Madison Children's Museum and experts from Taliesin to create an expeditionary curriculum focused on organic design.
Teddy Kibbie "hated this house" and wouldn't invite friends over.
A hearty congratulations and thank you to the volunteers at Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin (FLWW) for their flawless execution of the Wright and Like 2017 tour.
By specifying Byrkit Lath in this and other American System-Built Houses, Frank Lloyd Wright may have secured this home's legacy.
Frank Lloyd Wright tried to bring modest, sturdy, but beautiful homes to the working class in two very different programs. His first attempt, the American System Built Houses (ASBH), like our Elizabeth Murphy House, lasted from approximately 1910 to 1916.
Did the Kibbies not like the pebble-dash and cover it for aesthetic reasons only, thereby protecting it for 90 years?
Here is a 1933 image, taken when the Kibbie family lived here.