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MARSHALL ERDMAN PREFABRICATED HOMES
 
PREFAB HOMES #1:    Van Tamelen    Jackson    Duncan    Iber    Post    Cass    Zaferiou    Molloca    LaFond  
 
PREFAB HOMES #2:    RUDIN    McBEAN 
 
Date: 1958

Title: Erdman Prefabricated Home #1 (1956-1961 - 406-411).

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright and Marshall Erdman study model of prefabricated home #1. Erdman’s first contact with Wright was as contractor for the Unitarian Meeting House in Madison, designed in 1947. Construction began in 1949 and was completed in 1951. The two first discussed the idea of working together on a prefabricated design in 1954. It wouldn’t be until the end of 1955 that Wright would deliver his first design. Erdman convinced Wright to attend the show in January 1958. On January 22 he delivered a lecture on prefabrication and his prefab design in the Crystal Ballroom of Chicago’s Blackstone Hotel. This model was most likely created for the show and his lecture. Clipping on verso: "A New Wright Project. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, left, and manufacturer Marshall Erdman, Madison, Wis., look over a model of a prefabricated three-bedroom house that is expected to sell for about $20,000. The new creation of the 88-year-old architect is expected to go into production early in 1959. The two-story house model is being displayed at the National Association of Home Builders annual convention in Chicago." Stamped on clipping: "Jan 23 1958." Stamped on verso: "1946 Jan 22." (SIC. Should be 1958 Jan 22.) Nine homes were completed: Van Tamelen (1956 - S.406); Jackson (1957 - S.407.1); Duncan (1957 - S.407.2); Iber (1957 - S.408); Post (1957 - S.409.1); Cass (1959 - S.409.2); Zaferiou (1961 - S.410); Molloca (1958 - S.411.1); LaFond (1960 - S.411.2). Photographed by Dan Erdman.

Size: 10 x 6.5 B&W photograph.

S#: 1259.48.0115

   
Date: 1959

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: Prefabricated Houses (Soft Cover) (Published by Marshall Erdman & Associates, Madison, Wisconsin)

Author: Erdman, Marshall

Description: Booklet on the Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Erdman Prefabricated Homes. The New York Times Magazine, October 25, 1959 reported, "Frank Lloyd Wright designed three prefabricated houses for Marshall Erdman Associates in Madison, Wisconsin. The first, produced in 1956 is typical of his rambling, ground-hugging style. The second went into production last summer (1958) and is shown on these pages. The third is not yet on the market..." Includes photographs, floorplan and text of Prefab 1, published in House & Home, December 1956. It also reprints an article concerning Prefab 2, published in The Milwaukee Journal, June 21, 1959, and The New York Times Magazine, October 25, 1959. Gift from Kathryn Smith. (First Edition)


Size: 8.5 x 8.5

Pages: Pp 8

S#:
1377.98.0319
   
Date: 2003

Title: Uncommon Sense, The Life of Marshall Erdman  (Published by Trails Custom Publishing, Black Earth, WI)  (Hard Cover DJ)

Author: Moe, Doug; D'Alessio, Alice

Description: Wright designed three prefab homes for the Marshall Erdman Company. Prefab #1: S.406-411 (nine homes) and Prefab #2: S.412 (two homes). See “House & Home” December 1956.  Original cover price $24.95. (First Edition)

Size: 8.25 x 10.25

Pages: Pp 224

ST#: 2003.23.0307

   
   
   
ERDMAN PREFAB HOMES #1
   
Van Tamelen    Jackson    Duncan    Iber    Post    Cass    Zaferiou    Molloca    LaFond  
   
   
ARNOLD & LORA JACKSON RESIDENCE (1957 - S.407.1)
   
Date: 1967

Title: Arnold & Lora Jackson Residence 1967, Madison/Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (1957 - S.407.1) (Marshall Erdman Prefab #1).

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright created three prefabricated home designs for Marshall Erdman. Of the three designs, two were constructed. Nine Prefab #1 homes were completed: Van Tamelen (1956 - S.406); Jackson (1957 - S.407.1); Duncan (1957 - S.407.2); Iber (1957 - S.408); Post (1957 - S.409.1); Cass (1959 - S.409.2); Zaferiou (1961 - S.410); Molloca (1958 - S.411.1); LaFond (1960 - S.411.2). Hand written on verso: "Jackson Madison - prefab." Stamped on verso: Dec 19 1967." Hand written on verso: "Frank Lloyd Wright - Homes designed by him." Clipping taped to verso: "Christopher Fecht and Paul Drennan bought Frank Lloyd Wright’s Skyview house for one silver dollar." Stamped on clipping: "Su Jan 13 1985." With threats of demolition in 1985, the Jackson House was sold to Christopher Fecht and his grandfather Paul Drennan for $1, on the condition that it be moved. It was moved 54 miles from Madison to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

Size: Original 8 x 5 B&W photograph.

S#:
1720.53.0819
   
   
   
CARL POST RESIDENCE (1957 - S.409.1)
   
Date: 2002

Title: Carl Post Residence, Barrington Hills, Illinois, 2002 (Marshall Erdman Prefab #1) (1957 - S.409.1)

Description: 1) View of the Post Residence from the East. Set of 10 images from a trip to Barrington Hills in September, 2002. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Post Residence in 1957. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner in 2002.

Size: Original 35mm negative and 4 x 6 color print, 9 x 14 high res digital image.

ST#:
2002.141.0519-1
   
Date: 2002

Title: Carl Post Residence, Barrington Hills, Illinois, 2002 (Marshall Erdman Prefab #1) (1957 - S.409.1)

Description: 2) View of the Post Residence from the Northeast. Set of 10 images from a trip to Barrington Hills in September, 2002. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Post Residence in 1957. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner in 2002.

Size: Original 35mm negative and 4 x 6 color print, 9 x 14 high res digital image.

ST#:
2002.141.0519-2
   
Date: 2002

Title: Carl Post Residence, Barrington Hills, Illinois, 2002 (Marshall Erdman Prefab #1) (1957 - S.409.1)

Description: 3) View of the Post Residence from the Northeast. Set of 10 images from a trip to Barrington Hills in September, 2002. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Post Residence in 1957. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner in 2002.

Size: Original 35mm negative and 4 x 6 color print, 9 x 14 high res digital image.

ST#:
2002.141.0519-3
   
Date: 2002

Title: Carl Post Residence, Barrington Hills, Illinois, 2002 (Marshall Erdman Prefab #1) (1957 - S.409.1)

Description: 4) View of the Post Residence from the Northeast. Set of 10 images from a trip to Barrington Hills in September, 2002. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Post Residence in 1957. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner in 2002.

Size: Original 35mm negative and 4 x 6 color print, 9 x 14 high res digital image.

ST#:
2002.141.0519-4
   
Date: 2002

Title: Carl Post Residence, Barrington Hills, Illinois, 2002 (Marshall Erdman Prefab #1) (1957 - S.409.1)

Description: 5) View of the Post Residence from the Northeast. Set of 10 images from a trip to Barrington Hills in September, 2002. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Post Residence in 1957. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner in 2002.

Size: Original 35mm negative and 4 x 6 color print, 9 x 14 high res digital image.

ST#:
2002.141.0519-5
   
Date: 2002

Title: Carl Post Residence, Barrington Hills, Illinois, 2002 (Marshall Erdman Prefab #1) (1957 - S.409.1)

Description: 6) View of the Post Residence from the Northeast. Set of 10 images from a trip to Barrington Hills in September, 2002. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Post Residence in 1957. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner in 2002.

Size: Original 35mm negative and 4 x 6 color print, 9 x 14 high res digital image.

ST#:
2002.141.0519-6
   
Date: 2002

Title: Carl Post Residence, Barrington Hills, Illinois, 2002 (Marshall Erdman Prefab #1) (1957 - S.409.1)

Description: 7) View of the Post Residence from the Northeast. Set of 10 images from a trip to Barrington Hills in September, 2002. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Post Residence in 1957. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner in 2002.

Size: Original 35mm negative and 4 x 6 color print, 9 x 14 high res digital image.

ST#:
2002.141.0519-7
   
Date: 2002

Title: Carl Post Residence, Barrington Hills, Illinois, 2002 (Marshall Erdman Prefab #1) (1957 - S.409.1)

Description: 8) View of the Post Residence from the North. Set of 10 images from a trip to Barrington Hills in September, 2002. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Post Residence in 1957. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner in 2002.

Size: Original 35mm negative and 4 x 6 color print, 9 x 14 high res digital image.

ST#:
2002.141.0519-8
   
Date: 2002

Title: Carl Post Residence, Barrington Hills, Illinois, 2002 (Marshall Erdman Prefab #1) (1957 - S.409.1)

Description: 9) View of the Post Residence from the Northwest. Set of 10 images from a trip to Barrington Hills in September, 2002. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Post Residence in 1957. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner in 2002.

Size: Original 35mm negative and 4 x 6 color print, 9 x 14 high res digital image.

ST#:
2002.141.0519-9
   
Date: 2002

Title: Carl Post Residence, Barrington Hills, Illinois, 2002 (Marshall Erdman Prefab #1) (1957 - S.409.1)

Description: 10) View of the Post Residence from the Northwest. Set of 10 images from a trip to Barrington Hills in September, 2002. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Post Residence in 1957. Photographed by Douglas M. Steiner in 2002.

Size: Original 35mm negative and 4 x 6 color print, 9 x 14 high res digital image.

ST#:
2002.141.0519-10
   
   
   
CASS RESIDENCE (1959 - S.409.2)
 
Date: 1959

Title: Cass Residence  (1959 - S.409.2)

Description: The Cass Residence  (S.409.2) was the first of two prefab houses designed by Wright, constructed for the Marshall Erdman Co.  This was a Erdman Co Prefab No. 1.  Cass House Package.  Package includes:  1) 2 photos of interior showing installed High Fidelity system.   2) 4 pages of hand written instructions   3) Letter from High Fidelity Magazine, July 15, 1959  4) New York Times, July 5, 1959, Article on Cass Home.

Size: Two original 8 x 10 B&W photographs

S#: 1959.08.1201

   

Note the name Morton Delson and phone number, top right. He supervised construction. He was a member of Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

 

   
   
Date: 1989

Title: Cass House 1989 (1959 - S.409.2).

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed three prefabricated house designed for Marshall Erdman. Of the three designs, two were constructed. Prefab #1: nine homes were constructed. Prefab #2: two homes were constructed. Constricted of brick, the Cass Residence was the sixth Prefab #1, a four bedroom, built on Stanton Island, New York. Viewed from the East, the stair stepped wall on the right was a later addition. Stamped on verso: "NYT Pictures. The New York Times News Service. Credit J.S. Bava." Also: "Mar 18 1989." Hand written on verso: "Frank Lloyd Wright." Photographed by J. S. Bava. Acquired from the archives of the New York Times. 

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#:
1989.109.1119
   
   
   
ERDMAN PREFAB HOMES #2
   
  RUDIN    McBEAN 
   
WALTER & MARY ELLEN RUDIN RESIDENCE (1957 - S.412.1)
   
Date: 1959

Title: Walter & Mary Ellen Rudin Residence, Madison, Wisconsin 1959 (1957 - S.412.1).

Description: Marshal Erdman and Associates Prefab #2. Frank Lloyd Wright designed three prefab homes for Marshal Erdman and Associates. Prefab #3 was never built. The Rudin Residence was the first of two to be built. Clipping pasted to verso: "The open sweep of plan achieved by the late Frank Lloyd Wright, the architect of a prefabricated home erected in Madison, Wis., as part of that cities annual parade of homes, is illustrated in this view from the north bank of windows of the home. To the left of the painted concrete block fireplace is a lower level dining area. The kitchen is located behind the fireplace. Above the dining room is one of three upper level bedrooms which open to the living room but can be closed off by folding walls. To the right of the fireplace is the stairway to the upper level and, behind it, the entrance foyer. A small portion of the upper level bedroom gallery can be glimpsed at the far right of the picture. The living room is 20 x 24', but dimensions mean comparatively little when a plan is as open as this one is. – Journal staff by John Ahlhauser." Stamped on verso: "Jun 18 1959," "John Ahlhauser" and "The Milwaukee Journal." Photographed by John Ahlhauser. Acquired from the archives of the Milwaukee Journal. 

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#:
1377.100.0619
   
   
 

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