With every plan to repair something on this old house comes an urgency to study and document what is learned in the process.
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.
Flower box cantilevers have been missing from the house. We decided to rebuild them and found another Wrightian surprise.
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.