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1954 University of Florida, Men's Hall    1955   
 Blumberg Correspondence (1955)    Caraway (1955-58) 
 
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 1956    1957 Duey Wright    1958    Annunciation Greek Orthodox (1958)    1960  
 
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YEAR DESCRIPTION ST#
Architectural Review (1900)
1900/2022
Isidore Heller Residence, Chicago, Illinois, Blueprint of 1900 (2022) Illustration (1896 - S.038). First published in The Architectural Review, June, 1900. Text: "The Architectural Review. Vol. VII., No. 6. Plate XXXV." Center text: "Exterior Walls Faced with Vitrified Buff Roman Brick. Between Second and Third Story Sill-Course Grey Brick Alternate with Buff. Attic Story Treated in High Relief Soffits Panelled With Perforated Apron Dropped Inside Outer Band. Trimmings Grey Stone. Roof Covering of Flat Red Tiles. All Horizontal Joints White. Vertical Joints Color of Brick." Right Text: The Heller Dwelling, Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Lot, One Hundred Seventy Five By Seventy Five Feet." Lower text: Interior Walls of Rough Sand Finish. Trimmed in Quartered and Waxed White Oak. Plaster Saturate with Pure Color. Floors Finish and Furniture of One Wood and Color Throughout. Lighting Fixtures in Main Rooms Wooden Standards With Globes Worked In Brass and Opalescent Glass. Interior Color Scheme Bronze and Dullgreen." Text lower right: "Frank Lloyd Wright Architect." Lower text: The Heller House, Woodlawn Ave., Chicago Ill. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect." New blueprint of the Isidore Heller Residence 1900 illustration, published in the June, 1900 issue of The Architectural Review. 36 x 22 0041.58.1122
1900/2022
William H. Winslow House & Stable, River Forest, Illinois, Blueprint of 1900 (2022) Illustration (1894 - S.024 & .025). First published in The Architectural Review, June, 1900. Text: "The Architectural Review. Vol. VII., No. 6. Plate XXXVI." Text far right: "Frank Lloyd Wright Architect." Text lower right: "The Winslow/ House River Forest Illinois Built in 1894. Exterior of Bright Golden Roman Brick. Frieze in Relief. Pink Tile Roof. Buff Bedford Trimmings. Approach of Stone and Cement with Mosaic Inlay. Mosaic Platform Before Entrance Door Worked in Polychromatic Patten with 1/4 Inch Tesserae. Interior in Polished White Oak. Color Scheme Olive Green Cream and Tan." Lower text: The Winslow House, River Forest, Ill. Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect." New blueprint of the William H. Winslow House & Stable 1900 illustration, published in the June, 1900 issue of The Architectural Review. 36 x 22 0041.59.1122
1900/2022
Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, Oak Park, Illinois, Blueprint of 1900 (2022) Illustration (1897 - S.004). First published in The Architectural Review, June, 1900. Text: "The Architectural Review. Vol. VII., No. 6. Plate XXXVIII." Lower left text: "Studio at Oak Park Built Adjoining Residence and Connected Thereto By Means of Passage Indicated at Rear. Studio Has Independent Frontage on Side Street. Double Entrance Has Been Provided So That the Library Which is Intended to Become a Free Circulating Fine Art Library Would Have Direct Access From the Street. Building is Warmed by Hot Water Plant Located in Basement of House. Interior is Finished in Simple Materials Rough Plaster and soft Wood Stained. Exterior of Hand Made Brick and Undressed Wood. The Whole Washed With Stain. Color Scheme Soft Brown Outside Developing To Polychromatic Arrangement of Rich Low Tones Inside Chairs and Tables Covered with Leather Bands. Floors with Dark Brown Linoleum." Lower text: Studio of Fran Lloyd Wright, Oak Par, Ill. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect." New blueprint of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio 1900 illustration, published in the June, 1900 issue of The Architectural Review. 36 x 22 0041.60.1122
1909 Robie House Blue Prints
1909

Frederick Robie House Blue Prints 1909 (1906 - S.127). A copy of the original revised set of 10 blue prints of the Frederick Robie House. Pages include: 1) Foundation Plan. 2) Ground Floor Plan. 3) First Floor Plan. 4) Second Floor Plan. 5) West and East Elevations. 6) South Elevation. 7) North Elevation. 8) Cross Section: 9) Case Details. 10) Case Details. Each page is signed by Frederick Robie. The Robie House was completed in 1910.

0086.26.0219
Frank Lloyd Wright / D. D. Martin / Francis W. Little Loan Papers
 
1)  Frank Lloyd Wright, The Lost Years, 1910-1922. Page 72-73 including footnotes, Anthony Alofsin, 1988. Sub-chapter "Darwin Marin and Finances" goes into detail about these specific loans and his support of Frank Lloyd Wright.
2)  Frank Lloyd Wright: A Visual Encyclopedia. Page 208, Iain Thomson, 1999. Francis W. Little was a client and dedicated collector of Japanese prints. Mr. Wright borrowed $10,000 from Little to buy the American rights to the Wasmuth Portfolios. Little held a portfolio of Wright's Japanese prints as collateral
3)  For additional information on these loans see Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography, Page 207-8. Meryle Secrest. 1992.
 
1911
1) March 10, 1911.  This is a demand of payment by the Security National Bank of Minneapolis, of a Promissory note for $4,000 by Frank Lloyd Wright "Maker of said note".  Evidently D. D. Martin and Francis W. Little guaranteed the loan, because their names are listed on this notarized collection notice.  1911.00.0501
1911
2) March 18, 1911.  A check in the amount of $4,068.72 written by Francis W Little to "Myself", and given to D. D. Martin.  This check satisfied the "demand for payment" (#1) shown above.  This amount is the first entry on the 4/15/15 note shown below (#3).  On the back of this check is written "Pay to the Order of The Security National Bank...", which is shown above.  This check is signed and endorsed by Francis W Little's signature. 1911.01.0501
1915
3) April 15, 1915 Summary of debt (Page 1).  These two pages summarize the amount owed D. D. Martin.  Frank Lloyd Wright to D. D. Martin, Dr. is written at the top with the date 4/15/15.  Page 1 includes two loans.  The first is in the amount of $24,435.49 including payments and interest incurred from March 20, 1911 through July 1, 1915.  This includes two payments to Peabody, Houghtaling & Co. for a total of $6,000 and also a payment to Catherine Wright on Nov. 14, 1911 in the amount of $2,000.  The second is a note dated May 1, 1912 in the amount of $4,760.00 including interest incurred from May 1, 1913 through July 1, 1915. 1915.00.0501
1915
4) April 15, 1915 Summary of debt (Page 2).  Page 2 includes one more loan dated Nov. 15, 1910 in the amount of $2,500.00 (due six-months from date) including interest incurred from Nov 15, 1910 through July 1, 1915.  There is a payment of Japanese Prints which leaves a balance of $1,724.40.  There is a total balance owed on July 1, 1915 of $30,919.89 when you add up all three loans.  This would indicate Little's ongoing support for Frank Lloyd Wright.  There is a note on the back of page 2: "Papers  in 4,000 loan on notes secured by Jap. prints." 1915.01.0501
1918
5) Notes for Loan #2.  Interest owed on $4,000 from 5/1/13 to 2/21/18 in the amount of $1,395.29. 1918.01.0501
1918
6) Notes for Loan #3.  Interest owed on $2,500 from 8/16/11 to 2/21/18 in the amount of $644.62. 1918.00.0501
1922
7) Notes for Loan #1 to D. D. Martin.  Interest owed on $4,000 from 5/1/12 to 11/1/22 in the amount of $2,520 and interest owed on $1750 from 11/15/10 to 11/15/22 in the amount of $1260. 1922.00.0501
1912
1912

Negative: "The Larkin Factories.  The Home of Larkin Idea.  From Little Beginnings to Present Immensity."  8 x 10 duplicate negative of page 18-19, from "The home of The Larkin Idea".  (S#111.01) Negative is a duplicate, a seam is visible. Negative shows the entire Larkin Co complex.  Same basic illustration as Larkin Co. Letterhead 1917 and Two Postcards (1908 & 1910).

0111.02.0404
Midway Gardens Correspondence (Fifteen Items, 21 sheets)
These documents are discussed in "Frank Lloyd Wright, A Biography by Finis Farr" 1961, Pp 151-7; "Prairie School Review" Fourth Quarter 1965, Pp 5-20.  
1914 1) Vintage carbon of request for remittance from Alfonso Iannelli's "Secretary" to E. C. Waller, Jr. who commissioned Midway Gardens, dated August 5, 1914.
       "Mr. Iannelli requested me to write you regarding the remittance of $400.00 you had agreed to send him some days ago."  8.5 x 11.
0124.04.0407
1914 2) Vintage carbon of second request for remittance from Alfonso Iannelli to E. C. Waller, Jr. dated August 17, 1914.
       "I have had no word from you in response to my letter of August 5th, asking that the long-promised remittance of $400.00 be sent me at once, as I was very much in need of the money."  8.5 x 11.
0124.05.0407
1914 3) Unrelated, but included with the group of documents.  Vintage carbon of letter from Alfonso Iannelli to John Lloyd Wright regarding Workingmann's Hotel sculptures, dated October 31, 1914.  8.5 x 11. 0124.06.0407
1914 4) Vintage carbon from Alfonso Iannelli to Harry F. Robinson (assistant to Frank Lloyd Wright) requesting "first cash payment", dated November 5, 1914.
       "According to the agreement in the Midway Gardens Matter signed by Mr Iannelli, the first cash payment is due today, and we trust you will not overlook us.  The total amount dew us, (according to your letter of Oct. 14th) is $350, and we shall be more than glad to receive a payment on account."  8.5 x 11.
0124.07.0407
1915 5) Original Taliesin envelope with embossed red square addressed to Alfonso Iannelli from FLW(?), postmarked Chicago - January 21, 1915.  Possibly included in this group of documents because it was the envelope in which payment was received, kept as a reminder that payment was received.  (Note - Watermark: "Crane's 1914 Japanese Linen")  8.75 x 4.4. 0128.03.0407
1915 6) Vintage typescript of an original handwritten letter from Frank Lloyd Wright to Alfonso Iannelli regarding a dispute over credit for the sculptures, dated May 17, 1915.  In the May 1915 issue of "The International Studio" page 79-83, the caption under the photographs of Sprites reads "Sprites, Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Executed by A. Jannelli".  The caption under the photograph of a mural reads "Designed and Executed by John Lloyd Wright".  In an earlier correspondence, Iannelli must have questioned the "mistake" in the caption.  Wright responds by saying "The mistake was regarding John's "designing" the mural when he only put it on the wall, and neither of us knows how it happened to be printed as it was.".
       Wright defines "design": "I think I will never have anyone working on my work where I do not give the idea and fashion the style of the work to my own feeling. I suppose this is designing it."  He goes on with a conciliatory attitude, attempting to smooth things: "But still there is something more left than executing it for painter and sculpture. I do not know what would be fair.
       Perhaps you can suggest something." In his defense, Wright says: "I shall never put myself in any position where I take to myself any credit for work not mine. So far the credits have all been going the other way and I intend to keep them going that way."
       But then Wright questions Iannelli's integrity: "You know the disposition of the human animal is to inch in these matters and intellectual integrity among artists, when it comes to acknowledging their share in another's work, is generally a figment of the optimistic brain. I hope you are not one of the type. I believe I have never yet "picked" another's brains to my own advantage." Wright finally ends on a conciliatory note: "With anticipation of pleasant times to come...".  8.5 x 11.
0128.04.0407
1915 7) Vintage carbon of the second page of the response from Alfonso Iannelli to Frank Lloyd Wright.  This letter is reprinted in part in "Frank Lloyd Wright, A Biography by Finis Farr" 1961, Pp 152-4.
       In 1915, Iannelli would have been 27, Wright 46.  Wright was much more established then Iannelli.  Iannelli begins be saying "First - my profound respect for you as a great architect, and one to whom I owe much of my point of view, which to me is invaluable and beyond words of expression, and which I hope I shall not lose sight of in my analysis of this situation." He argues that while Wright conceptualized the figures "... you suggested the idea of the geometric forms to be used in these groups.  I designed these groups in pencil and showed them to you and you approved of them, and they were carried through hardly without a change."
       His solution is "... Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect - A. Iannelli, Sculpture..."  "The one thing which is hard for me to understand, is that you above all others, should allow such a mistake or such a misunderstanding of the actual condition; and the part which hurts me the most is the terrible blow to my conception of you as a man, if this is true."
0128.05.0407
1915

8) Five B&W photographs of Frank Lloyd Wright's original letter and envelope to Alfonso Iannelli with thumbnail sketches of Midway Garden figures, postmarked May 26, 1915. This is one of the most revealing exchanges between a great architect and a brilliant sculptor. The "Sprites" for Midway Gardens are among the earliest cubist-constuctivist sculptures in the U.S., predating or coinciding with the Amory Show, which traveled from New York to Chicago in 1913.
       Wright begins "...but my work went a little further than you now imagine or suggest. ...it was my suggestion and a thing I have tried to do many times before and long ago - a desire intensified by my visit to Metzner - a desire I worked at with Bock as he knows - a desire which is imperfectly attained in the present figures - an old motif of mine which I suggested to you and helped you by criticism to realize upon - to a certain extent. I am not satisfied yet with that "extent".  In these cases, I understand the nature of creative impulses, these works were certainly "designed" by me - they were more than executed by you." In Wright's thinking as an architect, the analogy might be that he designs the house or structure, then the draftsman and engineers create the blue prints, and the contractor builds the building. But the design and concept is the architects.
       Wright explains it this way, "I would have arrived at something just the same so far as "designs" went had you remained in Los Angeles, but not so sympathetic in detail or so successful in expression. The "ideas" I repeat are mine - their "expression" yours. I think these are the facts. Beethoven wrote the piece we'll say - Paderewski played it.
       Wright comes to the same conclusion that Iannelli first suggested, "I think that Wright, Architect- Iannelli, Sculptor - is the nearest to a solution."
       Note: Iannelli's response to Wright is printed on pages 154-6 "Frank Lloyd Wright, A Biography by Finis Farr" 1961.  According to Farr, page 157, Wright does not respond and Iannelli lets the matter drop.  "Needless to say Wright never again offered to collaborate with Alfonso Iannelli."  8.5 x 8.5.
0128.06.0407
1915

9) Original typescript of the above letter (#8) dated May 26, 1915.  Two sheets 8.5 x 11. 0128.07.0407
1955  15) Photocopy of article on Dawn Manor, site of Midway Garden Sprites. (Circa 1955)  "Around Dawn Manor cluster many memories of Mrs. Raab's good friend, Frank Lloyd Wright.  Among the flowers beside the drive stand five statues of laughing girls.  These charming figures were cast in cement by Mr. Wright, the first person ever to sculpture in cement.  They are of his daughter-in-law, and twelve of them were originally made for decorations in Midway Gardens of Chicago.  Later they were purchased by Mrs. Raab, who gave half of them to Mr. Wright for his Theater at Taliesin."  8.5 x 11. 1092.16.0407
1960 10) Vintage carbon of letter from Alfonso Iannelli to John Lloyd Wright relating to the discussions Iannelli had with his father in the letters above numbers 6 (May 17, 1915), 7, 8 & 9 (May 26, 1915), dated November 15, 1960.
       "Did you see the article which appears in the Architectural Record, October 1960, on your father's work and the references to my part on the Midway Gardens?  It seems that a similar one appeared in the Horizon Magazine September, 1960.  Barry called it to my attention and thought it would be well for us to advise these publications on the corrections to be made.  Coming from us - what do you think?"  After 45 years, Iannelli is still bothered by not receiving what he feels is credit for the work he did on the Midway Garden sprites.  8.5 x 8.5.
1458.21.0407
1960

11) Two page vintage carbon of letter from Alfonso Iannelli to James Marston Fitch, Associate Professor of Architecture, Columbia University, concerning the article he wrote in Horizon Magazine, September, 1960.  Once again regarding Midway Gardens and the credit of the sculptures), dated November 22, 1960.
       "This matter of who contributed what, was the subject of four or five letters between Mr. Wright and me immediately after the first publication of article on the Midway Gardens in "The International Studio" issue May 1915.  "Designed by F.L. Wright - Executed by A. Ianelli."  ...Wright states "I think that Wright - Architect, Iannelli - Sculptor, is nearest to a solution. I should have put is so, were it left to me."  Two sheets.  8.5 x 11.
1458.22.0407
1960 12) Iannelli Studios envelope that contained this set of original letters. (Circa 1960)  11.75 x 8.8. 1458.23.0407
1961  14) Vintage carbon of letter from Alfonso Iannelli to historian James Marston Fitch, dated April 25, 1961, one day after the exhibition started.  "Enclosed is catalogue of the exhibit on the Midway Gardens."  His endeavor to bolster his position.  8.5 x 11. 1526.09.0407
1928
1928

Wedding announcement of Frank Lloyd Wright and Olgivanna Wright, at Rancho Santa Fe, California, 25 August 1928. "Iovanna.  Married, August 25, Rancho Santa Fe, California. Olga Ivanovna, Daughter of Ivan Lazovich and Militza Milan of Gettinje Montenegro, To Frank Lloyd Wright, Son of Anna Lloyd-Jones and William Cary Wright, Taliesin, Wisconsin, 1928."
       Designed and calligraphed by Wright, then photographically printed on vellum or rice paper and laminated to buff-colored card stock.  A portrait of their daughter Iovanna Wright at upper left; one portion hand-colored in red (4.5 x 5.5").  Olga and Frank were married on August 25, 1928 at midnight in Rancho Santa Fe near La Jolla.  The ceremony was held one year to the day after Wright's divorce from Miriam Noel Wright, and almost three years after his and Olgivanna's daughter (shown in the hexagonal portrait) was born out of wedlock. They honeymooned in Phoenix, Arizona at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel.
       A book was purchased from the daughter of the Melvyn Maxwell Smith Residence (S.287 1946) designed by Wright in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  The invitation was in the book.
       Published in "Many Masks" Gill, 1987, page 301;  "Frank Lloyd Wright A Biography" Secrest 1992, page 321;  "Frank Lloyd Wright, The Interactive Portfolio" Stipe 2004, page 49 (Facsimile in sleeve); "Frank Lloyd Wright, Complete Works 1917-1942" Pfeiffer 2010, page 181.

0215.01.1106
1928

In The Cause of Architecture. Purely Personal. Carbon Copy of an article written by Frank Lloyd Wright on May 15, 1928. According to Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, "Wright use the title "In the Cause of Architecture" for more than simply the collection of his articles that appeared in the Architectural Record during 1927 in 1928. The title became for him a general heading for several other writings pertaining to the state of architecture in America and to the new influences from France, Germany, and Holland. "Purely Personal" and "Composition as a Method in Creation" are examples of such statements. "Purely Personal" was later modified and edited by Wright to appear in book reviews as book reviews of Le Corbusier's "Towards a New Architecture" and of Fiske Kimball's American Architecture. But the original draft... includes more material, much of it straightened and sometimes raw." Frank Lloyd Wright Collected Writings, Volume 1, 1992, p.255. In the Cause of Architecture. Purely Personal. Mr. Hitchcock's articles in the Record, on Modernity in Architecture, are the immediate occasion of a desire to interrupt this series and utter a few harsh, vain things. Also, there is the newly translated book by Le Corbusier, Fiske Kimball's "History of American Architecture", and "ditto" by Talmadge, to add rage to... Continue...

0215.31.0820
1934-1937 At Taliesin
1934

At Taliesin, August 3, 1934. Carbon Copy of an article written by Bob Mosher on August 3, 1934. According to Randy Henning, At Taliesin, p.66, "Frank Lloyd Wright began his practice of giving informal talks to the fellowship during these early at Taliesin years. They were on Tuesday evenings within the newly completed Dana gallery at hillside..." This lecture would have been given Tuesday July 24, "A week ago Tuesday evening in the Dana Gallery..." Possibly unpublished. Dana Gallery Lectures. Pine As Pine. In 1903 at Jane Addam's Hull House in Chicago a paper was read by Mr. Wright challenging all Romantic efforts to escape from the realities of a modern machine world and objecting to the formation of a Society of Arts and Crafts to perpetuate the pseudo-medieval dreams of Morris and Ruskin. This meeting became famous all over the world as a prophecy of the part the machine might play but which it still does not play in our architecture. Disturbing all but not understood by all that speech is stilt prophetic, still a new lesson for all the architectural world steeped in eclecticism, in revivals of dead styles and in world's fair artificialities. Since that time Taliesin has become world famous because of its integrity in carrying out the ideal of an organic architecture, of an architecture... Continue...

0376.06.0820
1934

At Taliesin, August 9, 1934. Carbon Copy of an article written by Eugene Masselink on August 9, 1934. According to Randy Henning, At Taliesin, August 2, 1934, p.66, "Frank Lloyd Wright began his practice of giving informal talks to the fellowship during these early "At Taliesin" years. They were on Tuesday evenings within the newly completed Dana gallery at hillside..." This lecture would have been given Tuesday August 7, "...Mr. Wright's lecture last night to the Fellowship, the second in the series of Tuesday evening sessions in Dana Gallery." Eugene Masselink entered the fellowship in October 1933 and continued until his death in 1962. He is buried at Taliesin. This article was possibly unpublished. Page 1: Taliesin. To record, even accurately, a lecture by Frank Lloyd Wright is to produce something on paper that has meaning and power when read, but, like the unplayed score for orchestra, has lost the subtle beauty, dynamic force and a potential significance which only the master himself can give it. Useless therefore to adequately reproduce Mr. Wright's lecture last night to the fellowship, the second in the series of Tuesday evening sessions in Dana gallery. Choosing to speak on the interrelation of space and structure, Mr. Wright, after first commenting on the abstract... Continue...

0376.13.1121
1934

At Taliesin, August 9, 1934. Carbon Copy of an article written by Bob Mosher on August 9, 1934. According to Randy Henning, At Taliesin, August 2, 1934, p.66, "Frank Lloyd Wright began his practice of giving informal talks to the fellowship during these early at Taliesin years. They were on Tuesday evenings within the newly completed Dana Gallery at hillside..." This lecture would have been given Tuesday August 1. Possibly unpublished. Dana Gallery Lectures. #2. Space As Architecture. The second of a series of Tuesday Evening lectures given by Mr. Wright in the Dana Gallery of the Taliesin Fellowship started off on the continuous interweaving process of the working principles of an organic architecture. By taking any one of these basic principles as a start and by analyzing the concepts given in these, the talks become continuous, as these concepts are related to each other and lead from one into another. These concepts and the working out of an organic architecture take in all the recources (sic) of the intuition and the mind. Physical limitations limit any physical expression of the ideal but those very limitations when understood work hand in hand with organic principles in enlarging the realm of ideas and making their practice in the arts practical. Glass, for instance is narrowly a material... Continue...

0376.12.0820
1934

At Taliesin, September 4, 1934. Carbon Copy of an article written by William Adair Bernoudy on September 4, 1934. In Randy Henning's Introduction to this article he writes, "It is been well documented that the Japanese print was an important inspiration and love of Frank Lloyd Wright. He shared his vast collection of prints and rare oriental artifacts with the Fellowship often through talks and exhibits; even integrating many two- and three-dimensional priceless pieces within the very walls a Taliesin in Hillside," Published in At Taliesin, September 19, 1934, p.76-78. William Bernoudy entered the fellowship in October 1932 and continued until 1935. Page 1: "Japanese Prints. Japanese prints were a mirror of the popular life in scenes of the daily existence of the Japanese and today they are the only record we have of the Japanese life at that great period which began with the Momoyama and prevailed through the succeeding period up to 1840. Japanese literature does not portray the common life and their culture in the fine arts they themselves a tribute to China. This is not true in the form of popular art we called the Japanese print. The Ukloye or mirror of the floating world is a characteristic art, largely so because it was not academic but came out of the ground by way of the people themselves. The paper upon... Continue...

0376.14.1121
1934

At Taliesin, December 2, 1934. Carbon Copy of an article written by Eugene Masselink on December 2, 1934. Eugene Masselink entered the fellowship in October 1933 and continued until his death in 1962. He is buried at Taliesin. This article was possibly unpublished.
Page 1: (Family) "We call ourselves a "family" but we are in reality very much greater than any family is or could be. A normal American family must be very like my own - a kindly not too indulgent father - a loving and over solicitious mother and as many brothers and sisters as you want or don't want to fill in. We lived in a routine and uncloistered life. Happy enough to travel the broad middle road and never much time for thought of anything beyond the scheduled activity and little discussion of anything beyond superfluiyies. I suppose family life universally is more or less this - we all of us have grown up in such surroundings - have loved and have been loved. But-now-all of a sudden we have entered the most simple most natural-in fact so simple and so natural as to be the most extraordinarily family in the world. The natural pattern-no longer a cut and dried routine-of our daily life as a Fellowship: the purpose- the principal - which makes this life a complete unity and therefore an organic life; the ideal and work to... Continue...

0376.15.1121
1934

At Taliesin, December 9, 1934. Carbon Copy of an article written by William Adair Bernoudy on December 9, 1934. This article was possibly unpublished. William Bernoudy entered the fellowship in October 1932 and continued until 1935. Page 1: (Purpose). "These Sunday services conceived by the apprentices can never be as significant to the audience as they are to the respective apprentices delivering them. Perhaps many of the disclosures made for the first Time by the apprentices on the platform may appear banal to his audience but that matters little if he has really found something. My subject today is purpose; a clean-cut term which deserves a direct and simple treatment. Unfortunately the broad interpretation that has grown up with the word is not acknowledged in the dictionary definition. For there it is a limited quality. Webster defines purpose as; that which one sets before himself as an object to be attained. If we were to hold rigidly to such a definition, purpose in life would be the last thing desirable, the word direction would be in infinitely more comprehensive and the quality more the element to be sought than a purpose or a series of purposes that invite achievement... William A. Bernoudy, Dec. 9, 1934." Six pages typed single side, 8.5 x 11. Acquired from the estate of Cary Caraway.

0376.16.1121
1934

At Taliesin, December 30, 1934. Carbon Copy of an article written by Burton J. Goodrich on December 30, 1934. This article was possibly unpublished. Burton Goodrich entered the fellowship in August 1934 and continued until 1942. Page 1: "Self-Expression. If I had gained self-expression and it was a Typical American instead of preaching in a pulpit I would be writing a book entitled, "Self Expression in 4 Months." This, being a sermon on self expression, anything I have to give concerning the subject will have to have come from my own experiences rather than from the self-expressions of others. It must be my own particular mixture and blend of absorbed impressions. It will be myself expressed by what little expression I have so far developed. If you cannot find something of yourselves in it, then again I have failed to express myself. During my thoughts in preparing this little sermon, I caught myself considering what was the best thing to say. What would be considered good by my audience. There it is. It came up again -Taste. Then, I thought is it not just this that has hindered me in expressing myself. This considering of what others think of me. The universal fear of being left out, seen as dumb or of appearing different. It is a two common weakness and one to be overcome if man is to... Continue...

0376.17.1121
1935

At Taliesin, January 6, 1935. Carbon Copy of an Unpublished Article by Taliesin Fellowship Apprentice Jim Thomson, January 6, 1935. "Obedience." Possibly written for At Taliesin. Jim Thomson was an apprentice from 1934 - 1939. He published one article for At Taliesin, published on January 3, 1935 and January 8, 1937. Page 1: The first of the two types of Obedience we have known all our lives--- the obedience of occasion, discipline of the moment. Rightly or wrongly the first lesson of the child is to learn to obey. There are a great many "you mustn't do that's", there are even more punishments for having done that. Each problem that arises is met by the child and the mother. The interests are not the same but the young one learns pretty well the grade that is expected. If the grade is not reached it must appear to have been Deceit, Jealousy, and misunderstanding clog the running. From the mothers point of view the child is being conditioned she knows, perhaps in which direction she wishes her child to go, but without the understanding her children meet the day leap by leap and often hop in the wrong direction. This kind of obedience is perhaps keeping the frost in the ground until it is safe for us to awake. We are still at times given direct commands to do things but for me the idea... Continue...

0397.64.0920
1935

At Taliesin, January 13, 1935. Carbon Copy of an unpublished article by Abe Dombar, Januar13, 1935. Abe Dombar entered the Fellowship in October 1932 and continued until 1935. Although four articles by Abe Dombar were published in At Taliesin, Henning, 1992, this one was not. Page 1: "Persistence. Ever since ancient times, as soon as a Hebrew boy arrives at the age of thirteen he is admitted into the tribe as a man with the duties and responsibilities of a man - and on that important occasion he is privileged to ascend the pulpit in the synagogue and chant certain passages and to read aloud a portion of the Torah and then has the honor of making a speech address to his parents and the congregation. I am at this moment reminded of that very colorful ceremony. About in the middle of the service there comes a time when the Torah is taken out of the Ark and the Rabbi and the Cantor, the latter carrying the Torah descends down into the congregation chanting certain passages for you. You will wonder what this has to do with persistence - but you will see. And at this point is where the Torah is read, instead I will give my sermon... Abe Dombar, Jan 13, 1935." Six pages typed single side, 8.5 x 11. Acquired from the estate of Cary Caraway.

0397.76.1121
1935

At Taliesin, January 20, 1935. Carbon Copy of an Unpublished Article by Cornelia Brierly, January 20, 1935. Cornelia Brierly was an American architect and one of the first five women to study architecture at Carnegie Tech. She was the first female fellow of Frank Lloyd Wright (Wikipedia). Prudence, it has been said, is the virtue of the senses or the symbol that makes apparent our inner natures. And therefore as a science of appearances it cannot be detached for if detached it does not reveal the life of the Soul in the body. Prudence recognizes the presence of higher forces in its attempt to comply with the laws of time, space, climate, want, sleep, and death. To strengthen our bodies we comply with physical conditions around us- we accept weather, food and sleep as limitations-and to train our minds we must respect the laws of the intellect. It is a give and take proposition for if we care for the intellect alone or as some artists do-use their art as an excuse for intemperance, nature punishes our bodies. A great man's art never taught him intemperance. On the other hand if we think only of bodily development our minds become sluggish and laggard. There is a spurious prudence that believes the senses to be final wheras (sic) true prudence fixes its limitation upon... Continue...

0397.61.0820
1935
At Taliesin, March 22, 1935. Carbon Copy of an article published on March 22, 1935. Anonymous. "One midnight last week the Fellowship's Hacienda was astir with commotion, then, soon all lights out, the big front gates closed and the Taliesin caravan again took to the open road. This time westward down through the desert and the mountains, across the Colorado and the Imperial Valley and onto California's grandiose Los Angeles. This was not a pleasure jaunt to see the sights of this money-mad paradise of the Pacific Coast but it was an architectural pilgrimage to the concrete residences already world-famous that have emanated from Taliesin's studio..." Published in At Taliesin, Henning, 1992, p.118-120. Acquired from the estate of Cary Caraway. Three pages, 8.5 x 11. 0397.55.0720
1935

Edgar Tafel, At Taliesin, March 27, 1935. Carbon Copy of an article written by Edgar Tafel. Frank Lloyd Wright - Should Madison City Hall Be Torn Down. A few days ago, while we were all working on the Broadacre Model, Mr. Wright walked out into the Patio with a letter in his hand that he wished to read us. Most often, these letters are from curious people, or people curiously interested in architecture. However, all these letters are interesting and informing to us, since we are removed from civilization and "The Public". The letter was from a Madison citizen asking architectural advice. That was curious. Madison, with a master at close range, hardly makes use of his services. The Madison citizen wanted to know which side of the city Hall tearing-down question Mr. Wright would be on. It seems as if Madison wants to show some progress, and presumably the quickest way is to show progress is to tear down landmarks. We asked Mr. Wright what he thought of ripping down the little sand stone building. Naturally, Mr. Wright's answer was vigorous. He thinks Madison should keep it, and tear down most of its other buildings. The city Hall, unispiring (sic) as it may be, is a straightforward simple, dignified structure. It's lean Gothic tracery. The long narrow windows and the high ceilings, are distinguished... Continue...

0397.56.0720
1935
Edgar Tafel. The Small House in Broadacre City. Circa 1935. Carbon Copy of an article written by Edgar Tafel. Construction of the Broadacre model begin in November 1934. It was crafted by the apprentices who worked with him at Taliesin. It was financed by Edgar Kaufmann. Broadacre City was shown publically for the first time April 15 to May 15, 1935 at the Industrial Arts Exposition in Rockefeller Center, New York. It consisted of architectural models and a full model 12 by 12 feet in size, of Broadacre City itself, complete with tiny forests, homes, schools, factories, farms, and more. Kaufmann then arranged to have the model displayed in Pittsburgh. The exposition opened on June 18 on the 11th floor of Kaufmann's store. The Small House in Broadacre City. In the past, the small house that attempted to solve the low cost housing need, was an attempt to copy almost anything that wasn't in its own price class. In Europe, the architects squeezed bits of the large features of the expensive houses, into a scrawney (sic) meager homestead. The Internationalists designed boxes, supplying the cold bare necessities. In America, the "subsistence" crime is quite evident... Continue... 0397.57.0720
1936

At Taliesin, May 25, 1936. Carbon Copy of an article written by Frank Lloyd Wright on May 25, 1936. Published in The Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin, May 29, 1936. Randy Henning refers to the article written by Frank Lloyd Wright, p.270, but does not include it in At Taliesin, Henning, 1992. Page 1: At Taliesin. The silliest scares gratuitously handed out to Americans today are the "Red Menace", ergo Russia, and the "Yellow Peril", ergo Japan. How to be childlike does not necessarily detract from the individual happiness and wisdom in the grown-up... but to be childish necessarily does. When Newsprint and politicians ebb so low that these two puppet perils are set up and puppet strings are pulled by fingers, official or unofficial, and better to watch closely to see what really is going on in behind the attempted distraction. Yes, we have recently been accused of Russian Propaganda at the Taliesin Playhouse. We sincerely are interested in the art of the cinema as we are in other arts and to leave Russia out of our widening horizon would be like throwing Hamlet out of Hamlet because we didn't like Hamlets. Facts are there is no possible threat to America from Japan. I have lived and worked there myself long enough to know that. I am not so sure we are no threat to Japan. As for Russia - a guilty... Continue...

0404.37.0920
1936

At Taliesin, May 26, 1936. Carbon Copy of an article published by Everett Burgess Baker, May 26, 1936. Everett Burgess Baker entered the Fellowship in 1935 and continued until 1936. This article was published in At Taliesin, Henning, 1992, p.202-204. Page One: "Tea Time at Taliesin. There is an old English custom - or, is it "fashion" over [in] Europe - I speak of "Afternoon Tea." Tee time at Taliesin comes like most well ordered teas, at about four o'clock. Most of the time, tea time is on time. However, if tea isn't on time, it is quite naturally after time, but it really doesn't matter, because we continue our work until the ten bell rings, that is, unless we have a watch. The tea bell by the way, is the rising, breakfast, dinner, and supper bell merely rung at tea time. This bell, besides calling us together for social and bodily sustenance has another deeper and more profound significance; it marks the close of the manual labor day and the commencement of the studio period during which the "higher" arts are pursued. However, if we eliminate the days in spring at Taliesin when emergency work confronts the Fellowship, (at which time the hours of physical labor sometimes continue for far into the night or at least until supper time) and we eliminate the several who have special chores, and those few who are waiting... Continue...

0404.43.1121
1936

At Taliesin, July 15, 1936. Carbon Copy of an article written by Frank Lloyd Wright, dated July 15, 1936. Published in The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Wisconsin, July 9, 1936 (without masthead), and The Capital Times, Madison, Wisconsin, July 11, 1936 (with masthead). Also published in At Taliesin, Henning, 1992, p.211-212. Page 1: At Taliesin. Some People regard Taliesin and its Fellowship as an establishment. As time goes on the tendency grows to regard Taliesin as less and less the home of a creative architect and more and mores some kind of education al institution. Really it is no more like an institution than it was like one when Frank Lloyd Wright built it as a place in which to live and work. The apprenticeship then was never more than ten. Even with enlarged facilities at present apprenticeship will never be more than thirty. At one time the danger of institution loomed ahead. That was in the days when the first Taliesin prospectus was issued. But the danger soon became apparent and the plans of that date were discarded. Others were made intended to preserve individuality, flexibility, and original integrity or let us say, the integrity or originality that primarily characterized Taliesin.

0404.39.0920
1936

At Taliesin, July 17, 1936. Carbon Copy of an article by Burton J. Goodrich, July 17, 1936. Burton J. Goodrich entered the Fellowship in August 1934 and continued until 1942. Although another article by Goodrich was published in At Taliesin, Henning, 1992, this one did not get published. Page One: "At Taliesin. Two weeks ago the Taliesin Fellowship had at its Playhouse the great Russian film, "The New Gulliver". The producers saw in this famous adventure of Gulliver and the Lilliputians a likeness to the great adventure Russia is now undertaking with its people and so proceeded to bring this symbolization forcefully to her own people by means of a film. Last Sunday evening the subject of the coming presidential election came into discussion. The discussion following a vote among the Fellowship as to whom they will vote and found the group to be definitely for Roosevelt, seeing him as one who has actually tried to promote progressive changes in favor of the people. At first when opposition was small, Mr. Roosevelt managed to open the door to better conditions but of late his hand has been forced from the knob but he still has his foot in the doorway waiting for a power to come from the people, to swing the door a little wider in their direction... Burton J. Goodrich... Continue...

0404.44.1121
1936

At Taliesin, Circa Summer 1936 (Not Dated). Carbon Copy of an article by Noverre Musson. Noverre Musson entered the Fellowship in September 1935 and continued until June 1937. Although two other articles by Musson were published in At Taliesin, Henning, 1992, this one did not get published. Page One: "At Taliesin. Deadlines. 7:00 - 12:00 - 7:00. Each apprentice has his turn of two weeks in the kitchen. After all, an architect must know what goes on in a kitchen and the best way to find out is to have to try it out. Some apprentices dislike this work very much - some even consider it the hardest task of all. Others do not mind it so much, and enjoy the coordination required and get a kick out of the last minute excitement, ringing the bell, and seeing everyone hurry in to clamor for the fruits of their morning's scullery service. Others-fewer-take real pleasure in experiencing with foods, flavors, seasoning and occasionally involve new ways of preparing familiar dishes, or proudly repeating those with which they have formally had success with me even be known as their own. After the stimulation of 25 hungry people asking for second helpings and watching the line of dessert dishes grow shorter and shorter and finally disappear then comes the pause when we in the kitchen survey the... Continue...

0404.45.1121
1937

At Taliesin, (Not Dated) Circa 1937. Carbon Copy of an article written by an anonymous apprentice circa 1937. Page 1: "On diplomacy.
To disentangle a sound definition from an unsound term is difficult, and there is a category of words whose explanation requires a certain delicacy in the way it is approached. The word diplomacy may be taken from such a category, being typically covered by a moss of meaning and interpretation that has concealed the aspects of the rock word underneath. Or, oppositely, it may be concluded that I, instead of finding the rock itself, I have covered it with more moss. But in general, diplomatic actions may be spoken of as ways of least resistance in the relationships of man and man, man and substance, and possibility, relationship between substance and substance. Diplomatic overture of any kind, conscious or unconscious, is basically a selfish means to a beneficent end. There's a little matter as to whether the object upon which these overtures be bestowed is animate or otherwise; one finds it tactful not to walk barefoot on broken glass. And so it is that one avoids that more jagged ends of experience with human beings... " Page two refers to a "Lynch," possibly Kevin Lynch (1937-1939). Unsigned. Six pages typed single side, 8.5 x 13. Acquired from the estate of Cary Caraway.

0429.51.1121
1935-36 Frank Lloyd Wright
1935

Concerning Fellowship Initiative and Cooperation, By Frank Lloyd Wright, 1935. Carbon Copy of an Undated unpublished Article by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1935. Note: Columbia University Library, Avery Archives has the original transcript, sighed by Frank Lloyd Wright and is dated 1935.
Page 1:
Apprenticeship to Mr. Wright as I understand it, means to Love the ideal with Mr. Wright and love it with him because the Ideal is brought near and made tangible for you by the work he has done and the work that you will do under his leadership - Learning the way by accomplishment. You are an apprentice because of your own lack of experience and your belief that you are unable to find equal help and inspiration otherwise. And, inasmuch, as this apprenticeship must be in residence with him, trying meantime to help him establish a good life suited to the common endeavor.
Frank Lloyd Wright
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0397.62.0820
1936

Apprenticeship Training For The Architect. July 7, 1936. Carbon Copy of a rough draft written by Frank Lloyd Wright for an article published in The Architectural Record, September, 1936. Untitled, but titled "Apprenticeship Training For The Architect," when published. At the outset I should say that I believe present ideals and systems of education are exactly wrong where any genuine architecture or the so-called "arts" are an objective. I need point only to the imitations and sterility that make of America a place wherein you may hardly find one building where in any professional architect was concerned with or manifestly inspired by the country itself or any life in it that might be called indigenous. Taliesin has rejected nearly all of the tenets that made and would maintain such a condition and is setting up a simple experiment in which volunteers are working away at something so simple as to be amusing to the complex mentality that expects to get enlightenment by way of cerebratious student-information on Beaux Arts training. For some years past a changing group of about twenty-five Fellows (young men and young women--all volunteers) have made the working group of apprentices to myself at Taliesin. During that time the novice has met, first, neglect, in the hope that the... Continue...

0400.01.0820
1940
1940
List Frank Lloyd Wright, American Architect (Produced by The Museum of Modern Art, New York) MOMA, The Museum of Modern Art Master Checklist for the exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright, American Architect, held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 13, 1940 - January 5, 1941.
       In 1940, The Museum of Modern Art exhibited "Frank Lloyd Wright, American Architect", organized by the museum and frank Lloyd Wright. It ran from November 13, 1940 - January 5, 1941. Wright coined it "The Show to End all Shows." It included drawings, photostats photographs, models and descriptive panels, and included the complete Broadacre City model and four individual Broadacre models. Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 8.5 x 11. Pp 13
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1944 Jacobs II Plan
1944


Herbert and Katherine Jacobs Residence II, Middleton, Wisconsin, Ground and Mezanine Floor Plans 1944 (1944 - S.283). Two original diazo prints of the ground and second floors for the Herbert and Katherine Jacobs Residence II. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1944. It is the second home that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for the Jacobs. The first, Jacobs I (S#234), was the first Usonian home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and was designed in 1936. The Jacobs II is a two-story house. The house is approached from the back, then through a tunnel to the front of the house. The front of the house has floor to ceiling windows, the back is set into an earthen bank. On the mezanine (second) level, five bedrooms run along the back of the house. All open onto a balcony that overlooks the living room. The second floor is hung from the roof rafters, freeing the living room from any visible supports. There is a large circular mass at the back of the house. It contains the stairs, a utility room on the first floor, and a bath on the second level. A fireplace makes up a smaller semi-circular mass. The living room, dining area and workspace take up the ground floor. A circular pool in the living room is half indoors and half outdoors. With windows running across the middle. A built-in planter is on either end of the house. 0605.08.0223 (1-2)
1945 Berdan Plan
1945
Original George Berdan Ground and Upper Floor Plan, Ludington, Michigan (Project 1945). Original drawing for the Ground and Upper Floor Plan for the George Berdan Residence (Project). In 1945, George Berdan commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a summer home on the shores of Lake Michigan. Ludington, Michigan is located about half way between Grand Rapids and Traverse City, on the shore of Lake Michigan. It was set on a sandy bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. The Berdan plan is a two-story rectangular Usonian. The lower rectangular level contains the living room and fireplace, dining, workspace and utilities. Extending off the far end of the living room is a bathroom and bedroom. The entrance to the house is at the front of the carport. The gallery or hall, has a lowered ceiling and runs the full length of the rectangular portion of the house. In the lowered ceiling are square light boxes. At the end of the gallery, just before the bath and bedroom, the outer wall is broken by three floor to ceiling doors that open out to the front yard. The back yard faces the lake and the view. As you step out from gallery the space explodes from a lowered ceiling to the living room's two stories. On the opposite side of the living room, facing the water, the ceiling next to the outer wall... Continue... 0647.49.1221
1945 Gerald Loeb Drawing
C 1945
Original Gerald M. Loeb Residence, Tenaya East, Redding, Connecticut, Aerial Presentation Drawing Circa 1945 (Project 1944) (FLLW #4511). Original Aerial Perspective of the Gerald M. Loeb House, Redding, Connecticut. In 1938, Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Ralph Jester home, but construction costs forced Jester to forgo building the home. Wright revived the design in 1944 for Gerald Loeb "Hilltop House." Named Hilltop House because it was placed on a large treeless hill crown, with a view of the forest below. The house included the living room and dining area, workspace, library and two-bedroom. But the house was one aspect of the complex which included a guest house, caretaker's house, stable and garage. Large circular columns supporting the roof, beginning at the carport, and in a long continuous line, to the entrance of the house, continuing around the perimeter of the living room, creating a pergola between the two. Off the corner of the of the living room was a large circular terrace. Early drawings were dated 1944, and some of the plans in the Frank Lloyd Wright archives at the Avery Library, Columbia University were revised and dated 1945. Wright and his apprentices worked on a extensive model of the Loeb Residence in 1946, and was featured in the... Continue... 0647.50.1221
1947 Usonia Homes Cooperative
1947
Usonia Homes Cooperative Site Map, Pleasentville Ny 1947. "Usonia Homes - A Cooperative Inc. In The Town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, N.Y. Site Plan. Prepared by The Design Panel of Usonia Homes From The Original By Frank Lloyd Wright. Office of William A. Smith, Geo H Martin, Mont M. Mathes. Parkway Road, Bronxville 8, NY." David Henken was the driving force behind the Usonian Homes Cooperative. A Taliesin apprentice between 1942 and 1943, he formed the Rochdale Cooperative in 1944. It became Usonia Homes in 1945. It later became know as Usonia II, to distinguish between the first attempt at creating a Usonian Community in 1939, which eventually fell through. The only home completed was the Goetsch-Winkler Residence (1939 - S.269) in Okemos, Michigan. Usonian Homes - A Cooperative, purchased 97 acres in 1947. The Plan laid out fifty-five one-acre circular lots. The plan also included a Community House, eight Guest Cabins, Swimming Pool, and School on the North end. The South end included a Farm Unit. Three Wright designed homes were built: Sol Friedman (1948 - S.316); Edward Serlin (1949 - S. 317); Roland Reisley (1951 - S.318). Forty were built by Wright apprentices including David Henken. Acquired from the estate of David Henken. Original blueprint plot plan 19.75 x 59.5. 0720.22.0818
1948 Adelman Blueprints
1948

Albert Adelman House, Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1948 Blueprints Scheme #2 (1948 - S.308). Set of eight blueprints for the Albert Adelman House. Frank Lloyd Wright's first project for Adelman was in 1945, the Laundry Building for Adelman and Son. It remained an unrealized project. Wright next designed a house for Adelman in 1946, Scheme #1. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright, Monograph 1942-1950, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.124. Also published in Wright 1943-1959, Pfeiffer, 2009, p.80. Scheme #1 was rejected. Wright redesigned the house and it was published as Scheme #2, Frank Lloyd Wright, Monograph 1942-1950, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.125. Although Pfeiffer dates Scheme #2 as 1946, the published drawings are dated 1947 and appear to be the plans for... Continue...

0746.38.0221 (1-8)
1948 Friedman Blueprints
1948
Sol Friedman Residence Blueprints 1948 (1948 - S.316). Set of plans, five sheets, for the Sol Friedman Residence, Pleasantville, NY. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1948. Five sheets include: 1) Plot Plan. 2) Perspective. 3) Floor Plan Main Level. 4) Floor Plan Second Level. 5) Cross Section. David Henken, a Taliesin apprentice between 1942 and 1943 formed the Rochdale Cooperative in 1944. It became Usonia Homes in 1945. 97 acres were purchase in 1947. The Plan laid out fifty-five one-acre circular lots. Frank Lloyd Wright designed three homes that were completed: Sol Friedman (1948 - S.316), Edward Serlin (1949 - S. 317) and Roland Reisley (1951 - S.318). Wright apprentice Ted Bower, who spent four years at Taliesin, supervised construction of the Friedman Residence. Forty were built by Wright apprentices including David Henken. Acquired from the estate of David Henken. Original blueprints 36 x 31.5.
0746.22.0818 (1-5)
Huntington Hartford Cottage Group Center Original Blueprints, Scheme II (Project 1948)
1948 Set of 10 original blueprints for the Huntington Hartford Cottage Group Center, Scheme II (Project). Huntington Hartford was born into one of the wealthiest families in the United States on April 18, 1911. His grandfather, founded the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) in 1859. At the age of 12, he inherited $90 million, the equivalent of nearly $1.25 billion in today's dollars. In 1942 Huntington Hartford purchased a 160 acres estate in the Hollywood Hills. In 1947 he commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a resort for the property which developed into five projects. 1. Cottage Group Center, Scheme I (4721); 2. Huntington Hartford House (4724); 3. Sports Club and Play Resort (4731); 4. The Stables (4737); and in January, 1948, 5. Cottage Group Hotel Scheme II (4837). Assisting Wright with the project as the landscape architect was Lloyd Wright, his son who had offices in Hollywood. Wright presented plans for the projects in October 1947. The hotel-resort was for members only, and designed to accommodate 130 guests. Wright placed the cottage units on the western slopes of the canyon and named it the Cottage Group Center, because of the nature of the cottage groupings rather than a single hotel building. Three months later, in January 1948, Wright... Continue... See Wright Study: Hartford Resort (Project 1948)  
1948
Sheet 1) Huntington Hartford Resort Complex, Original Position (Project). Birds-eye view of the canyon toward the Southwest. Text bottom left: "Original Position." One of the two view points can be seen in the foreground on the left. A bridge can be seen on the top left. The Sports Club and Play Resort can be seen in the background on the right, on the Eastern ridge. The sports complex included swimming, tennis, saunas, dining, dancing, a cinema, balconies, terraces and an apartment for Hartford and his guests. Original 27" x 13" blueprint. See Wright Study: Hartford Resort (Project 1948) 0746.20.0215 -1
1948
Sheet 2) Huntington Hartford Birds-Eye View Scheme II (Project). Viewed from the Southwest. Text: "Alternate. Huntington Hartford. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Lloyd Wright Associate." Box bottom right appears to be dated "Jan 30, 48." The Sports Club and Play Resort can be seen in the upper left corner on the Western ridge. The sports complex included swimming, tennis, saunas, dining, dancing, a cinema, balconies, terraces and an apartment for Hartford and his guests. The entrance to the Cottage Group Center can be seen on the bottom right. The main portion of the complex included the registration and lobby, offices, lounge, dining pavilion, caf, sun terraces, patios and gardens. Original 36" x 45.75" blueprint. See Wright Study: Hartford Resort (Project 1948) 0746.20.0215 -2
1948
Sheet 3) Huntington Hartford Entrance View Scheme II (Project). Viewed from the South. Text: "View From Entrance Drive. Cottage Group Center. For Huntington Hartford. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Lloyd Wright Associate." Frank Lloyd Wright originally presented the plans for the Cottage Group Center Scheme I, in October, 1947. Three months later, in January 1948, Wright totally revised the plans with Scheme II. The major difference was moving the whole complex from the West side of the canyon to the East side. Wright reasoned that morning sun cast on the western slopes would give the guests a more agreeable view of the opposite side of the canyon in the morning. As you enter the property, you pass through a set of Wright designed gates. Wright also moved the Sports Club from the East ridge to the West ridge which can be seen on the top left corner. This design retained the cottage concept as in the first, thus The Cottage Group Center. These cottages were terraced on the canyon hillside and included cantilevered terraces and gardens, bedrooms, sitting rooms and kitchenettes. The main portion of the complex included the registration and lobby, offices, lounge, dining pavilion, caf, sun terraces, patios and gardens. Wright transformed the eastern side of the canyon... Continue...  See Wright Study: Hartford Resort (Project 1948) 0746.20.0215 -3
1948
Sheet 4) Huntington Hartford Plan at 565, Scheme II (Project). Automobile entrance. Text: "Plan at 565. Cottage Group Center. For Huntington Hartford. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Lloyd Wright Associate." Level 565 is the automobile entrance. As you enter the property, you cross a bridge over a pool that is on both sides of the road. As you pull forward, you drive under a large terrace that stretches over the road. The entrance leads to the lobby, clerk's deck, vault and manager's office. There are areas of plantings, that are open above. From the lobby, elevators and stairs lead to level 575. Driving forward leads to underground garage as well as addition outdoor parking. The plan is laid out utilizing an equilateral triangle grid pattern. Plantings at this level includes: Palms, magnolia and acacia. The line for Cross Section "A - A" cut through the road and managers office at this level. "C - C" cuts through the entrance and lower lobby. Original 36" x 36.5" blueprint. See Wright Study: Hartford Resort (Project 1948) 0746.20.0215 -4
1948
Sheet 5) Huntington Hartford Plan at 575, Scheme II (Project). Main lounge. Text: "Plan at 575. Cottage Group Center. For Huntington Hartford. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Lloyd Wright Associate." The main lounge is on this level, and Wright labels it Living Room which includes built-in seating and two fireplaces. It opens to an outdoor lounge that covers the drive below. There are built-in planting boxes. Stairs on the east side lead to the open landscape. To the North of the living room are washrooms, storage and the upper garage, with ramps that lead to the lower garage below. From the Living Room, a walkway leads to the south wing which includes three cottages. Cottage Type (1), there are two, includes a sitting room with built-in seating and fireplace, an outdoor terrace, one bedroom, kitchen, a built-in dining table, and a bath. The larger Cottage Type (3) includes a sitting room with a fireplace, an outdoor terrace, three bedrooms, each with their own bath, kitchen and a built-in dining table. The plan is laid out utilizing an equilateral triangle grid pattern. Plantings at this level include: Palms, plum, avocado, walnut, acacia, bay, pine, broadleaf, grapefruit, laurel and bamboo. Original 36" x 36.5" blueprint. See Wright Study: Hartford Resort (Project 1948) 0746.20.0215 -5
1948
Sheet 6) Huntington Hartford Plan at 585, Scheme II (Project). Dining Pavilion. Text: "Plan at 585. Cottage Group Center. For Huntington Hartford. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Lloyd Wright Associate." Above the living room (main lounge), is the "upper part of the Living Room" and has two fireplaces. Just to the north is the cocktail lounge and bar. Continuing north is a sun gallery and the kitchen. The ceiling is covered with triangular skylights. Next is the hexagonal-shaped dining pavilion. Taking a few steps up to a raised level is an area with a fireplace. The dining room looks out at a water cascade. To the South of the upper living room a passageway leads to terraced garden, then on to a larger Cottage Type (3) which includes a sitting room with a fireplace, an outdoor terrace, three bedrooms, each with their own bath, kitchen and a built-in dining table. The plan is laid out utilizing an equilateral triangle grid pattern. Original 36" x 36.5" blueprint. See Wright Study: Hartford Resort (Project 1948) 0746.20.0215 -6
1948
Sheet 7) Huntington Hartford Plan at 595, Scheme II (Project). Patio. Text: "Plan at 595. Cottage Group Center. For Huntington Hartford. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Lloyd Wright Associate." Above the living room is a patio labeled "upper part of the Living Room." To the North is the glass and copper top over the dining pavilion, as well as employee rooms and a small sitting room. At the Southern end of this plan is another large three bedroom Cottage Type (3). The layout of this three bedroom cottage differs from the two on the lower levels, but still includes a sitting room with a fireplace, an outdoor terrace, three bedrooms, each with their own bath, kitchen and a built-in dining table. It is reached by stairs from levels 585 and 605. The plan is laid out utilizing an equilateral triangle grid pattern. Original 36" x 36.5" blueprint. See Wright Study: Hartford Resort (Project 1948) 0746.20.0215 -7
1948
Sheet 8) Huntington Hartford Plan at 605, Scheme II (Project). Open Patio and bedrooms. Text: "Plan at 605. Cottage Group Center. For Huntington Hartford. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Lloyd Wright Associate." Above the living room is an open patio labeled "upper part of the Living Room," and includes planned plantings on the roof. To the North is a single bedroom and bath, and a long terrace garden over the employee bedrooms below. To the South are eight guest rooms with fireplaces, and bathrooms. At the Southern end of this plan is another large three bedroom Cottage Type (3). The layout of this three bedroom cottage differs from the two on the lower levels, but still includes a sitting room with a fireplace, an outdoor terrace, three bedrooms, each with their own bath, kitchen and a built-in dining table. The plan is laid out utilizing an equilateral triangle grid pattern. Original 36" x 36.5" blueprint. See Wright Study: Hartford Resort (Project 1948) 0746.20.0215 -8
1948
Sheet 9) Huntington Hartford Plan at 615, Scheme II (Project). Upper Level. Text: "Plan at 615. Cottage Group Center. For Huntington Hartford. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Lloyd Wright Associate." The upper level provides additional cottages on the North and South, with Guest Bedrooms in the center. The roof above the lower "Living Room" is planted as a large Terrace Garden with a large irregular hexagon open to the patio below. To the North are three large three-bedroom Cottages Type (2). The layout of these three bedroom cottages differ from those on the lower levels. They includes a sitting room with a fireplace, an outdoor terrace, three bedrooms, each with their own bath, kitchen and a built-in dining table. The larger bedroom includes a fireplace. The five Guest Bedrooms located just next to the Living Room roof, are reached by stairs from the lower level. Each of the bedrooms include a bath and fireplace. This level of bedrooms are stepped back, so that the roof of the lower bedrooms provide a "Terrace Garden over Lower Bedrooms." Two the South are two one-bedroom cottages. Each has a sitting room and fireplace, kitchen, bedroom and bath. One has a built in dining table. Both are surrounded by lush plantings and terraces. The plan is laid out utilizing an equilateral triangle grid pattern. Original 36" x 36.5" blueprint. See Wright Study: Hartford Resort (Project 1948) 0746.20.0215 -9
1948
Sheet 10) Huntington Hartford Cross Sections, Scheme II (Project). Text: "Sections. Cottage Group Center. For Huntington Hartford. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Lloyd Wright Associate." This plan shows five cross sections, "A - A" through "E - E." A - A is on the top left, C - C is on the top right, E - E is in the center, D - D is on the bottom left, and B - B is on the bottom right. On the plans, the cross sections run from North to South: B - B; C - C; A - A in the center; E - E; D - D on the South. Of interest is B - B, the cross section of the of the Dining Room. Wright has added a spire rising from the roof made of glass and copper. There is also evidence of a water feature that cascades from the North to the South. It begins on the North by the Dining Pavilion and runs to the South, ending in the Pool at the Entrance. Original 36" x 36.5" blueprint. See Wright Study: Hartford Resort (Project 1948) 0746.20.0215 -10
     
1950
1950


Employer's Affidavit from Frank Lloyd Wright for Cary Caraway 1950. A photocopy of Employer's Affidavit, describing Cary Caraway's apprenticeship at Taliesin signed by Frank Lloyd Wright, August 26, 1950. Text: "Employer" Affidavit. Architect. I hereby certify that I am a registered architect in good standing in the State of Wisconsin and that Jesse S.. Caraway was employed by me in architectural work in regular full-time apprenticeship continuously from June 8, 1935 to August 15, 1942 in an office at Spring Green, Wis. & Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona. I further certify that I was a registered architect in good standing in the State of Wisconsin. Frank Lloyd Wright (Signed), Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin. Subscribed and sworn to me this 26th day of August, 1950." Also included a single sheet, written in pencil, presumably written by Caraway, describing the "Principles for the Practice of Architecture as adopted by the Taliesin Associated Architects." Signed by Frank Lloyd Wright on original. Acquired from the estate of Cary Caraway. These items were included in a lot related to Cary Caraway. Affidavit : 8 x 5.5. Sheet: 8.5 x 11 0831.111.1121
1950
Transcript: "Beauty". Frank Lloyd Wright.  Original vintage typescript for an address read to the Taliesin Fellowship following a Sunday Breakfast, June 11, 1950 (taken from notes jotted down the preceding evening). Two Pages. Authenticity Kelmscott Gallery.  Purchased from the William Wesley Peters estate.  This was published in Frank Lloyd Wright: Collected Writings, Volume 5, page 23. 0800.01.0404
     
1952 Blair Blueprints
1952
Quintin & Ruth Blair Residence, Cody, Wyoming, Blueprint Sets (2), Sheet 1 - 8A&B, 1952 (1952 - S.351). Two original sets of nine Blueprints for the Blair Residence. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1952. The 1,500 square foot house is laid out on a four foot grid system. The house is dominated by a low flat roof that raises dramatically over the living room which reaches fifteen feet high on the Northeast side, and then cantilevers out eight feet, much like the Alpaugh (1947 - S.293), Shavin (1950 - S.339) and Seth Peterson (1958 - S.430). Designed in a rectangular shape, the workspace forms the lower leg of a short "L". The Living Room, piano alcove and Workspace masonry is set at a 45 degree angle to the rest of the home. The Northeast... Continue...
0910.76.0223 (1-9) & 0910.77.0223 (1-9)
     
1954 University of Florida, Men's Hall
1954
University of Florida, Residence Hall For Men Blueprints, Gainesville, Florida 1954 (Project). 24 sheets. Frank Lloyd Wright's first design for a fraternity house was for the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, University of Wisconsin in 1924. A beautiful design, it remained a project. In 1941, Wright designed his second fraternity four, the Walter L. Fisher Memorial Chapter House, Chi of Sigma Chi, Hanover, Indiana. It too remained an unbuilt project. This second design was resurrected for the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity House, Gainesville, Florida. These "final" plans ("final" hand written on the plans), are title "Small Residence Hall For Men - Unit F-2, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect." Drawings were signed, within a square, "FLLW, Jan 20 / 54" but also noted: "Revised February 20, 1954," and "May 25, 1954." Sadly, this also remained a project and was never built... Continue...
1045.51.0419 (1-24)
 
1955
1955 "The Frank Lloyd Wright Testimonial Dinner Invitation." To Mr. Lawrence Tibbett. February 10, 1955. In 1954 the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Wright owed $10,000 in back taxes on Taliesin. For years he had argued that Taliesin was primarily a school and therefore tax exempt. He was so mad he threatened to destroy Taliesin and move from the state. Cary Caraway, a former apprentice suggested that Wright's friends express their appreciation and take up a collection. Mary Lescohier and Helen Groves made it happen. 380 supporters gathered in the Great Hall of the U.W. Memorial Union for a tribute. Wright took the opportunity to display the new Monona Terrace model. At the end of the program, he received a check for $10.000. "Frank Lloyd Wright's Monona Terrace", p 140. Lawrence Tibbett was the lead baritone with the New York Metropolitan Opera from 1923 to 1950. In 1942 Wright wrote a letter to Tibbett who was living at the Savoy Plaza in New York City Wright at the time. He asked the singer to "call upon his daughter" Iovanna who was living in New York at the time. Invitation and Savoy Plaza letterhead. Invitation was within a book that we acquired. 5.5 x 3.25. 1092.38.1010
1955
Letter from Anne Baxter to Cary Caraway, 1955. A letter from Anne Baxter to Cary Caraway thanking him for the invitation to attend the Testimonial Dinner for her grandfather, Frank Lloyd Wright in Madison on February 10, 1955. Text: "Dear Mr. Caraway: It pleases me very much to read your note about the testimonial dinner for Grandfather in Madison on February 10. Unfortunately I will be hard at work in a picture here in Hollywood through the first of March and will be unable to attend. Thank you for bringing it to my attention, and if I can gather together some guests from California I will be happy to do so." Signed Anne Baxter. Acquired from the estate of Cary Caraway. This item was included with items related to Caraway's efforts on Frank Lloyd Wright Day. Letter dated January 19, 1955, envelope postmarked January 24, 1955. Letter: 8.5 x 11, Envelope: 6.75 x 3.75. 1092.175.1121
 
1955 Blumberg Correspondence - 3 letters, Contract, 6 photos
  Correspondence for project never completed. Includes 3 letters dated May 2, Sept 20 and Oct 4, 1955. The third signed by Wright. Also includes a contract dated September 20 and six photos of the plans and drawings. The conclusion is that negotiations fell apart, as Mr. Wright says "I guess I am to blame".  
1955  Blumberg Correspondence: Letter dated May 2nd, 1955.  In response to Mel Blumberg, inviting him to Spring Green.  Signed by Eugene Masselink.  On Taliesin Letterhead, includes envelope with Phoenix Postmark. "Mr. Mel Blumberg, Clinton Tobacco, Candy and Supply Company, 59 Main Avenue, Clinton, Iowa. Dear Mr. Blumberg: You are right (although the word "overtaxed" has a more than normally unpleasant ring) we are en route Wisconsin and Mr. Wright will be there after May 15th. You are welcome to come to see him if a mutually convenient time can be arranged. You could telephone us there at Spring Green 9248. Sincerely, Eugene Masselink (Signed), Secretary to Frank Lloyd Wright. May 2nd, 1955." 11 x 8.5. 1092.21.0303
1955
Envelope: Taliesin West Phoenix, Arizona. Postmarked Phoenix, Ariz. May 4, 1955. "via air mail. Mr. Mel Blumberg, Clinton Tobacco, Candy and Supply Company, 59 Main Avenue, Clinton, Iowa." 9.5 x 4.125. 1092.22.0303
1955
Blumberg Correspondence: Letter dated September 20th, 1955.  In response to Mel Blumberg, "...happy to hear your enthusiastic reaction to your sketches.  We shall expect to see you here on the afternoon of October 1st".  Signed by Eugene Masselink.  On Taliesin Letterhead, includes envelope with Madison Postmark. "Mr. Mel Blumberg, Clinton, Iowa. Dear Mr. Blumberg: We were happy to hear your enthusiastic reaction to your sketches - yours and Mrs. Blumberg's. We shall expect to see you here on the afternoon of October 1st - unless anything unforseen arises in which case I shall contact you at once. Sincerely, Eugene Masselink (Signed), Secretary to Frank Lloyd Wright. September 20th, 1955." 11 x 8.5. 1092.23.0303
1955
Blumberg Correspondence: Frank Lloyd Wright Contract dated September 20th, 1955.  5% of $25,000.00, proposed cost of house...  $1,250.00. "To Mr. Mel R. Blumberg: On account for Preliminary Sketches according to terms above: 5% of $25,000.00, proposed cost of house... $1,250.00. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Architect, Taliesin: Spring Green: Wisconsin: September 20th, 1955." 11 x 8.5. 1092.24.0303
1955
Envelope: Taliesin - Spring Green, Wisconsin. Postmarked Madison, Wis. Sep. 22, 1955. "Mr. Mel Blumberg, Clinton, Iowa." 9.5 x 4.125. 1092.25.0303
1955
Blumberg Correspondence: Letter dated October 4th, 1955.  In response to Mel Blumberg,  Sometime between receipt of the letter dated September 20th and this letter from Mr. Wright, negotiations broke down.  "Dear Blumberg:  I guess I am to blame.  I remember telling you that the only thing we could do for you was the "one room" (so-called) Usonian Automatic which we can show you if you come to see it."  Signed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  On Taliesin Letterhead, includes envelope with Madison Postmark. "Mr. Mel Blumberg, Clinton, Iowa. Dear Mr. Blumberg: I guess I am to blame. I remember telling you that the only thing we could do for you was the "one room" (so-called) Usonian Automatic which we can show you if you come to see it. Sincerely, Frank Lloyd Wright (Signed), October 4th, 1955." 11 x 8.5. 1092.26.0303
1955 Blumberg Correspondence: Three photos of the drawing of the home. House for Mr. and Mrs. Mel Blumberg, Clinton, Iowa. View from southeast. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Photographs of the Preliminary illustration of the home. Usonian Automatic concrete block design. Very similar to the Kalil residence built in Manchester, New Hampshire, 1955. (S.387). Three Polacolor (Polaroid) photographs, images flipped horizontally. 4.25 x 3.375. 1092.28.0303 1092.29.0303 1092.30.0303
1955 Blumberg Correspondence: Three photos of the plan of the home. House for Mr. and Mrs. Mel Blumberg, Clinton, Iowa. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Floor plan. Photographs of the Preliminary floor plan of the home. Usonian Automatic concrete block design. Three Polacolor (Polaroid) photographs, images flipped horizontally. 4.25 x 3.375. 1092.31.0303 1092.32.0303 1092.33.0303
1955
Envelope: Taliesin - Spring Green, Wisconsin. Postmarked Madison, Wis. Oct. 5, 1955. "Mr. Mel Blumberg, Clinton, Iowa." 9.5 x 4.125. 1092.27.0303
 
Caraway Correspondence 1955-56
1955
Western Union Telegraph from Frank Lloyd Wright to Cary Caraway 1955. Western Union Telegram dated January 19, 1955, from Frank Lloyd Wright to Cary Caraway. Text: "Phoenix Ariz 19 922am. Cary Caraway. Route 2 Box 988 West Chicago, Ill. Dear Cary In New York this month why not come here Feb 26th 27th will talk to Ralph Walker most Suitable Speaker. If not then George Howe Philadelphia Gesundheit = Frank Lloyd Wright." Stamped on face: "1955 Jan 19 PM 12 21." Acquired from the estate of Cary Caraway. This item was included in a lot related to Cary Caraway. 8 x 5.75. 1092.176.1121
Caraway Correspondence 1955. Seven pieces of correspondence to and from Cary Caraway related to Movie rights about Frank Lloyd Wright. March 11, 1955 - June 7, 1955.  
1955
1) Letter: March 11, 1955. Original letter to Mr. Cary Caraway from Rodney J. Griffiths. "Now in regard to the possibility of giving the funds of financial start by selling moving (sic) rights to the Frank Lloyd Wright story... Milton Krantz, my informant, said that it is always well to ask the party (in this case, Mr. Wright) to put a provision in his will mentioning said contract. He did not explain it other than to say that it supports creditors and can be done to preclude probate. The usual step is then to commission a writer to collaborate and then get the story in the script form. This will cost anywhere from $5,000.00 to $15,000.00 and the top writers and agency insist on some small percentage (or maybe it is a big percentage; I don't know)..." Signed "Rod." Two original, stapled pages 8.5 x 11 1092.105.0817 (1)
1955
2) Letter: April 19, 1955. To Mr. Wright from Cary Caraway. Original carbon copy of the letter. "We have just received the Charter for the Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund. I hope this is the beginning of a perpetual endeavor that will give you and your work the assistance you so highly deserve. Our cause his noble and we go forth with high hope! So be it. As the first official act, I am enclosing two copies of an agreement concerning the motion picture we discussed. If you find them in the order would you please sign one copy... It was an honor to be able to come back to the place to which we owe so much. To visit with you and Mrs. Wright and to be in the environment which you have created is to become re-inspired and renewed. For this I am thankful." Original carbon copy 8.5 x 11 1092.105.0817 (2)
1955
3) Letter: April 19, 1955. To Mrs. Wright from Cary Caraway. Original carbon copy of the letter. "It was indeed a privilege to visit you and Mr. Wright - your gracious hospitality is unmatched. Being again in the environment that gave me so much, brought back fond memories and renewed the will to do better. It was wonderful to see the new growth and good condition of Taliesin West. Your Sunday morning recording session was simply amazing - your intellectual banter with Mr. Wright was a delight. I am sure only a few realize the great importance of these recordings. Please do not relent - keep them going... We have just received the Charter for the Frank Lloyd Wright endowment fund - this, I hope, is the beginning of an endowment that will permit Taliesin and what it stands for to go on forever..." Original carbon copy 8.5 x 11 1092.105.0817 (3)
1955
4) "Contract with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation: April 22, 1955. "Contract With The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Granting Right to Use Copyrighted Book and Life Story for Talking Motion Picture Production. Agreement made this twenty-second day of April, 1955, between the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, near Spring Green, Wisconsin, hereinafter referred to as the party of the first part, and the Frank Lloyd Wright endowment fund of 29 South LaSalle Street, Chicago 3, Illinois, hereinafter referred to as the party of the second part, witnesses: Whereas, the party..." Two original, carbon copy stapled pages 8.5 x 11 1092.105.0817 (4)
1955
5) Letter: June 9, 1955. To Mr. Norman Rose, American Broadcasting Station. From Rodney J Griffiths, Secretary-Treasurer, Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund. "Thank you so much for your kind and gracious treatment of your Frank Lloyd Wright TV program last evening at 11 o'clock. My only regret is that I do not have a film and tape of your program to add to our keepsakes for the school at Spring Green, and in Arizona. As far as I know, you were the first reporter who stressed Mr. Wright as a great teacher rather than just a great personality. We, that know Mr. Wright so well, are much aware of the fact that his greatest contribution to the coming generations will be the result of his teachings..." Original carbon copy 8.5 x 11 1092.105.0817 (5)
1955
6) Form: December 14, 1955. US Treasury Department - Internal Revenue Service, Exemption Application. Three pages. Page 1, Front and Back: Exemption Application. Page 2: Carbon copy of Supplementary Statement, Form 1023 Exemption Application of Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund. Additional information related to Numbers 7, 10, 11b, 12 & 13. Page 3: Carbon copy of Contact with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Granting Right to Use Copyrighted Book and Life Story for Talking Motion Picture Production. Three original, carbon copy stapled pages 8.5 x 11 1092.105.0817 (6)
1955
7) Form: December 14, 1955. US Treasury Department - Internal Revenue Service, Exemption Application. Three photo copy pages. Page 1: Photo copy of the front of the Exemption Application. Page 2: Photo copy of the back of the Exemption Application. Page 3: Photo copy of Supplementary Statement, Form 1023 Exemption Application of Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund. Additional information related to Numbers 7, 10, 11b, 12 & 13. Three original photo copies, stapled pages 8.5 x 11 1092.105.0817 (7)
 
  Caraway Correspondence 1955. Six pieces of correspondence to and from Cary Caraway related to Movie rights about Frank Lloyd Wright. July 2, 1955 - January 9, 1956.  
1955
1) Letter: July 2, 1955. To Milton E. Pickman from Cary Caraway. Original carbon copy of the letter. "Enclosed are a couple of items I thought might be of help. I will see if I can gather up a few more over the week-end at Taliesin and send them along to you. Also, I understand that the Burnham Library, which is located in the Art Institute of Chicago Building at Michigan and Adams, has an extensive collection on Mr. Wright... Mrs. Wright said she would like to see Sir Laurence Olivier do the part - Maybe he would be interested. I"m sure there is enough material for the story of Frank Lloyd Wright to make one of the greatest American epics yet if the right people become interested and devote their talents to it..." Milton E. Pickman was an American motion picture executive in Hollywood. Original carbon copy 8.5 x 11 1092.106.0817 (1)
1955
2) Telegram: September 6, 1955. To Cary Caraway from Milton E. Pickman. Original Western Union Telegram. "Beverly Hills Calif. Cary Caraway and Rodney Griffiths... Terrible sorry about the delay on Frank Lloyd Wright story but hope to have in your hand by next week fairly complete report of the activities and possibilities to date kindest regards - Milton Pckman (sic)." Original Western Union Telegram. 8 x 5.75 1092.106.0817 (2)
1955
3) Letter: September 7, 1955. To Milton E. Pickman from Cary Caraway. Original carbon copy of the letter. "We received your telegram today and are, of course, anxious to hear of progress regarding our project. I am mailing you separately an old issue of "Time" magazine which might be of interest to you. It would be timely if we could get the movie lined up soon so that screen writer could spend time with Mr. Wright in Wisconsin before he leaves for Arizona this fall. Then, by seeing Mr. Wright at Taliesin West in Arizona this winter, the writer should get the spirit of his story. By the way, his places in Wisconsin and Arizona would make magnificent screen sets. Mr. Wright is supposed to be on the TV program, "Meet The Press", Sunday, September 11... The welfare of American architecture is in your hands - so give it your best!" Original carbon copy 8.5 x 11 1092.106.0817 (3)
1955
4) Letter: October 19, 1955. To Milton E. Pickman from Cary Caraway. Original carbon copy of the letter. "Enclosed are three newspaper items I clipped today which I thought might be of interest to you. The approach to Darryl Zanuck seems to be a natural in-as-much as Mr. Wright thinks Twentieth-Century-Fox is best equipped to produce the movie, and Mrs. Wright would like to see Sir Lawrence Olivier portray Mr. Wright..." Original carbon copy 11 x 8.5 1092.106.0817 (4)
1955
5) Letter: November 16, 1955. To Harry Freedman from Cary Caraway. Original carbon copy of the letter. "Mr. Griffith's informed me of your discussion regarding the thought of Van Helflin's portraying the part of Frank Lloyd Wright in a movie of his life story. He also related your desire to have more information about the principal subject and asked me if I could help. There has been so much written about Mr. Wright by so many capable riders that I could get all the information you desire from the nearest library. I refer you to the following as a start.. I can also refer you to 325 other books and periodicals about Mr. Wright if the need arises..." Original carbon copy 8.5 x 11 1092.106.0817 (5)
1956
6) Letter: January 9, 1956. To Milton E. Pickman from Cary Caraway. Original carbon copy of the letter. "This is to acknowledge your returning all of the material that Mr. Rodney Griffiths and I had given you for the use in your effort for promote the production of a motion picture of the life story of Frank Lloyd Wright. I am sorry that you were unable to get the production of this picture under way because we believe it will make a great one..." Original carbon copy 8.5 x 11 1092.106.0817 (6)
     
1956
Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund Public Relations Campaign 1956. An archive of correspondence relating to Frank Lloyd Wright and the Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment fund. Carbon copy typescripts on Harshe-Riotman Inc. letterhead, August 31, 1956 - November 2, 1956. Correspondence from Franklin R. Ullrey and others from public relations firm Harshe-Rotman Inc. relating to promotional activities, press releases, media appearances, promotional photographs and the establishment of Frank Lloyd Wright Day in Chicago. Letters also related to Frank Lloyd Wright's appearance "I've Got a Secret," "Wide, Wide World," ABC, WFMT, Chanel !!, NBC, WTTW-TV. Letters addressed to Cary Caraway, Rodney Griffithsw, Sherman Hotel, Eugene Masselink, Frank Lloyd Wright (6), Mr. And Mrs. Fritz (Taliesin visit), Mrs. Wright (2), Ludd Spivey. Letters were addressed to major publications: House Beautiful, Chicago Daily News, Milwaukee Journal, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago American, Hyde Park Herald. Harshe-Rotman was retained as public relations for the announcement of the Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund. This archive was included with items related to Caraway's efforts on Frank Lloyd Wright Day (S#1147.116). Acquired from the estate of Cary Caraway. 115 pages. 8.5 x 11 1147.117.1121
 
  Caraway Correspondence 1956. Twelve pieces of correspondence to and from Cary Caraway related to the Frank Lloyd Wright Day, Chicago, Illinois, October 16 - 18, 1956. August 16, 1956 - October 19, 1956.  
1956
1) Letter: August 16, 1956. To Adult Education Council of Greater Chicago from Cary Caraway and Rodney J. Griffiths. Original carbon copy of the letter. "We intend to hold a day of honor for Frank Lloyd Wright on October 31, 1956, in Chicago. We were tremendously impressed with the Bernard Shaw celebration which your organization sponsored recently. The great success of this location, prompted us to make the following proposal... The purpose of Frank Lloyd Wright day is to pay tribute to Mr. Wright and to focus attention on the Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund, which has been established to permanently endow the architectural school established by Mr. Wright at Taliesin." Original carbon copy 11 x 8.5 1147.83.1217 (1)
1956


2) Letter: August 17, 1956. To Cary Caraway from William Macdonald, and letter to Van Allen Bradley from William Macdonald.
A) Original letter to Cary Caraway from William Macdonald. "This round-robbin (sic) is rather dated, but it will at least supplies some background material. As is rather obvious, I have not done a great deal of work with the program as yet. My schedule is quite full until the 26th September when I shall have the necessary time... Roughly speaking, what I think would be best in terms of a program is one which has the conversation of the specific buildings chosen by the Old Buildings people as it's focal point with Wright in the works of both Sullivan and Wright brought in as illustrative material. This gives us the opportunity of directing the program toward a particular end rather than simply showing Wright's work and having him talk about his past, present, and future..."
B) Original two-page carbon copy of letter to Van Allen Bradley from William Macdonald. "This is simply a filler to keep you informed of the progress of the Old Buildings program here at Channel 11. A number of things of interest and, I think, of considerable important to both the program and the project have occurred since the lunch-meeting in July... I have spoken with Mr. Caraway of the University of Illinois, who is interested in a fund-raising campaign for the perpetuation of Taliesin, to be scheduled through the Adult Education Council of Greater Chicago. Mr. Caraway spent last week at Taliesin with Mr. Wright, who plans to be in Chicago on October 31st with an exhibition of his work. This coincides with the Sullivan exhibition at the Art Institute, which may give us the opportunity of having parts of both exhibitions on the program, as well as Wright himself as guest of honor..." Original letter and original two-page carbon copy of letter, three pages stapled. 11 x 8.5
1147.83.1217 (2)
1956
3) Letter: August 31, 1956. To Rodney Griffiths (cc. Cary Caraway) from Robert Ahrens, Adult Education Council of Greater Chicago. Original mimeographed copy of the letter. "For the record, a summary of my thoughts and suggestions on the Wright Benefit, after our conference this week. Suggest broad purposes to command full attention or involvement: (1) To pay tribute to Wright, (2) To focus attention on endowment fund and school at Taliesin, (3) To focus attention of world on Chicago as a creative center of arts and sciences, (4) To focus Chicago's attention on itself and it's potential as a city of tomorrow..." Original mimeographed copy 11 x 8.5 1147.83.1217 (3)
1956
4) Letter: 1956 (Un-dated). To Fellow Architects from Leonard Wayman. Letter printed on "The Frank Lloyd Wright Day" letterhead. "You are cordially invited by the A.I.A. Invitation Committee of the Frank Lloyd Wright Day to participate in the celebration on October 17. We believe that this is a rare opportunity for architects as well as for other citizens of Chicago to see and to hear Frank Lloyd Wright, and to pay him their respects..." Original copy 10 x 8.5, folds to 8.5 x 8.5. 1147.83.1217 (4)
1956
5) Letter: September 5, 1956. To Mr. Wright from Cary Caraway. Original carbon copy of the letter. "Enclosed are some clippings I thought might be interest you. That was one "release" that went around the world. It probably would create additional interest for our October 17th event if the "Cloudscraper" were made a feature of the exhibit and if unveiling of drawings were made at that time. Also enclosed is a floor plan of the space the Sherman Hotel is making available for the exhibition. There is great interest being shown in "Frank Lloyd Wright Day" in Chicago - so it might be a natural." Original carbon copy 11 x 8.5. 1147.83.1217 (5)
1956
6) Letter: September 7, 1956. To Mr. M. A. Binney, Heritage Furniture, from Cary Caraway. Original carbon copy of the letter. "In accordance with our telephone conversation, I am closing a rough sketch of our new offices which we hope to furnish with items design by Mr. Wright. I do not have the sizes of the items yet but I am getting them from your offices in the Merchandise Mart. The room dimensions are exact. If Henredon-Heritage would see their way clear to fulfilling the needs of the endowment fund, we would certainly prominently display this fact. And, since the endowment fund is going to be a permanent establishment, I think this would be a good investment. I will see Mr. Wright this weekend about laying out the Henredon-Heritage display for the exhibition. Original carbon copy 11 x 8.5. 1147.83.1217 (6)
1956
7) Proclamation: September 11, 1956. Frank Lloyd Wright Day by Proclamation of Mayor Richard J. Daley on the 11th Day of September, A. D. 1956. Original copy of the Proclamation. "On the 11th day of September, A. D., 1956, the Honorable Richard J. Daley, Mayor of the City of Chicago, proclaimed and designated that Wednesday, October 17, 1956 as Frank Lloyd Wright day in Chicago and do call upon all citizens to participate in the observance of this celebration..." Original four-page copy the Proclamation. 8.5 x 11. 1147.83.1217 (7)
1956
8) Invitation: 1956 (not Dated). "You Are Invited to Attend Frank Lloyd Wright Day." "Richard J Daley, Mayor of the city of Chicago has proclaimed Wednesday, October 17th, 1956 Frank Lloyd Wright Day in Chicago. Some excerpts from the proclamation are... Work of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (including the "Cloudscraper") will be on exhibition October 16th, 17th, and 18th. On October 17th there will be several events climaxed by a dinner with approximately 1400 guests in honor of Mr. Wright..." Original carbon copy. 8.5 x 11. 1147.83.1217 (8)
1956
9) Invitation: 1956 (not Dated). "You Are Invited to Participate in Frank Lloyd Wright Day." "Mr. Frank Lloyd Wright will unveil details of his history-making mile-high cloudscraper, the "Illinois", at a dinner on Wednesday, October 17, 1956. A special list of sponsors has been drawn up which includes your name among the select few who have been invited to attend. Mayor Richard J. Daley has officially proclaimed this date as Frank Lloyd Wright day in Chicago, and his official proclamation is reproduced here-in. You are cordially invited to attend this dinner to pay tribute to Mr. Frank Lloyd Wright, with others close to his ideas and creative thinking..." Original carbon copy. 8.5 x 11. 1147.83.1217 (9)
1956
10) Letter: 1956 (Un-dated). To Governor William Stratton from Cary Caraway. Original carbon copy of the letter. " Wednesday, October 17th, 1956 has been proclaimed Frank Lloyd Wright day in Chicago. There will be an extensive exhibition of his work on October 16th, 17th and 18th. This exhibition will be open to the press the morning of the 16th and to the public thereafter. Mr. Wright called today from Wisconsin and asked me to invite you to this event. Knowing the high regard he has for you, I hope you and Mrs. Stratton will attend. Original carbon copy. 8.5 x 11. 1147.83.1217 (10)
1956


11) Letter/News Release: October 15, 1956. To City Editor, Chicago Defender from Robert Barker. "Mrs. Borden (Adlai) Stevenson will introduce Frank Lloyd Wright in Orchestra Hall Friday evening, October 19th, at 8:15 P.M. Mr. Wright, 87 years old, we'll talk on the sky city and the American home. The mile high building, the "Illinois" will be discussed and reviewed. The Guggenheim Museum in New York, Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin and the Price Tower in Oklahoma will be on display in the form of models and drawings... Tickets are $1.10, $1.65, $2.20 and $2.75 at Orchestra Hall." Original letter and envelope. Letter : 8.5 x 11, Envelope: 9.5 x 4.1. 1147.83.1217 (11)
1956
12) Letter: October 19, 1956. To Cary Caraway from George M. Burditt, The Chicago Junior Association of Commerce and Industry. "We certainly appreciate your cooperation in making our Frank Lloyd Wright luncheon such a success. This was one of the biggest and best received luncheons which the Jaycees have had in recent years." Original letter. 7.5 x 10.5. 1147.83.1217 (12)
1956
Western Union Telegraph from Frank and Olgivanna Lloyd Wright to Cary Caraway 1956. Western Union Telegram dated December 27, 1957, from Frank and Olgivanna Lloyd Wright to Cary Caraway. Text: "Scottsdale Ariz 27 1144am. Mr and Mrs Cary Caraway. Box 988 Rt 2 West Chicago, Ill. Our best hope to you and yours. Frank and Olgivanna Lloyd Wright." Stamped on face: "1956 Dec 27 PM 24 (17)." Acquired from the estate of Cary Caraway. This item was included in a lot related to Cary Caraway. 8 x 5.75. 1147.118.1121
1957
Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund Campaign 1957. Carbon copy typescript, "First Draft Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund Campaign for $5,000,000.00. Saturday, January 12, 1957." The Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund was established for the perpetuation of Taliesin. Typed on legal sheets, bound with copper brads on the left margin. It Outlines the organization, leadership, techniques, tone, goals and prospects for the establishment of an Endowment Fund to preserve Taliesin. Cary Caraway was co-chairman of the Frank Lloyd Wright Day and spearheaded the Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund. Acquired from the estate of Cary Caraway. 9 pages. 8.5 x 13.5 1205.122.1121
 
  Caraway Correspondence 1957. Twelve pieces of correspondence to and from Cary Caraway related to the Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund. January 22, 1957 - April 10, 1957.  
1957


1) Agreements: January 22, 1957 and February 28, 1957. To Cary Caraway and Rodney Griffiths, Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund from Seymour Fishman. A) Two original copies of Agreement dated January 22, 1957, signed by Rodney Griffeths, subject to approval and signature of Cary Caraway. "This will confirm our understanding. You desire to raise in aggregate of $5,000,000 over a four year period as an endorsement fund for the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. I have agreed to render services to you, commencing on January 3, 1957, as a consultant with respect to your fund raising campaign..." This agreement was not signed by Cary Caraway. B) Two original copies of Agreement dated February 28, 1957, signed by Rodney Griffeths, subject to approval and signature of Cary Caraway. Minor changes to the agreement. This agreement was also not signed by Cary Caraway. All four original copies stapled together, 8.5 x 11. Envelope: Taliesin West, postmarked April 12, 1957, to Cary Caraway. 9.5 x 4.1. 1205.89.0817 (1)
1957
2) Meeting Minutes: January 25, 1957. "The Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund Campaign Drive for $5,000,000.00. Chicago Meeting No. 1, January 25, 1957. This meeting was held in the Jade Room of the Sherman Hotel." Twenty-three people present. "Mr. Caraway open the meeting at 5:20 P.M... Mr. Griffiths reported that a campaign organization was now in the process of being formed... Mr. Harry Linsky reported on special projects... Mr. Meyer Levin, one of the foremost novel lists in the screenwriters in America today has prepared a treatment for motion pictures on the autobiography of Mr. Wright..." Original copy, six pages. 8.5 x 11 1205.89.0817 (2)
1957
3) Meeting Transcript: Not dated, but consistent with January 25, 1957 minutes. Carbon copy of transcription of Cary Caraway, Mr. Linsky, Mr. Fishman... "This past year, we have endeavored to expose as many people as possible to the Frank Lloyd Wright school and to Mr. Wright himself. We have conducted a broad public relations program as manifested by the Frank Lloyd Wright Day in Chicago last October 17 which most of you, present, attended. We were readying ourselves for a campaign designed to produce the sum of five million dollars. We are now preparing to launch that campaign... Call for the next meeting here at the Sherman for Thursday, February 7th, 1957..." Two original carbon copy pages stapled. 8.5 x 11. 1205.89.0817 (3)
1957
4) Inter-Office Correspondence: February 26, 1957. To Mr. Caraway and Mr. Fishman by Seymour Fishman. Subject Mr. William Stuart. Original typed memo. "Mr. Stuart conditionally accepted the Midwest regional chairmanship pending a revision of the by-laws of the Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund, to broaden the base of the number of directors and an arrangement whereby his activity is active participation would fit into his own happy business program, which was quite full through May, 1957..." Original typed memo signed "SF". 8.5 x 11. 1205.89.0817 (4)
1957
5) Inter-Office Correspondence: February 26, 1957. To Office Memorandum by Seymour Fishman. Subject Mr. James A. Howlett. Original typed memo. "On Monday evening, February 25, 1957, I spoke to Mr. James A. Howlett, who advised me that he felt confident that Mrs. Avery Coonley, who now lives in Washington D.C., might be a prospect for a substantial donation to our campaign. I understand that Mr. Wright built the Coonley estate homes quite sometime ago and that Mrs. Coonley, who is also an octagenarian, is very much smitten with Mr. Wright. Mr. Howard said: "She would probably be very hurt if we did not ask her to participate..." Original typed memo signed "SF". 8.5 x 11. 1205.89.0817 (5)
1957
6) Inter-Office Correspondence: February 28, 1957. To Mr. Caraway, Linsky, Griffiths and Fishman by Arlene Hathaway. Subject Three telephone calls of interest. Original typed memo. Summary of conversations with Mr. Rexford Battenberg, Mrs. Joseph H. Biggs and Mr. James Howlett. Original typed memo signed "A. Hathaway." 8.5 x 11. 1205.89.0817 (6)
1957
7) Inter-Office Correspondence: March 1, 1957. To Mr. Caraway, Fishman, Griffiths and Linsky, by Arlene Hathaway. Subject Mrs. Grace Pebbles, owner of Le Petit Gourmet. Original typed memo. "I spoke with Mrs. Grace Pebbles... "I don't have time to come to meetings and everyone is pressing me for money." However, she indicated that she would be willing and prepared to get together a party for the people she knew wanted to meet Mr. Wright at lab Petit Gourmet, which she owns..." Original typed memo signed "A. Hathaway." 8.5 x 11. 1205.89.0817 (7)
1957
8) Questions and Answers: Not Dated, 1957. Three original sheets. Questions include: "I: What is the Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund? II: Who are the officers of the Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund? III: How will the Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund accomplish this? IV: How will this program be financed? V: Will any of this money be used for Taliesin North and Taliesin West, and if so, how..." Three original copies of typed questions, stapled. 8.5 x 11. 1205.89.0817 (8)
1957
9) Letter: March 31st,1957. Original typed letter with corrections. Written by Frank Lloyd Wright as the "Preamble" for the Endowment Fund, which was refered to in the notes from the March 30-31 meeting: "...An attestation to Mr. Wright's enthusiastic support was his own personal preparation of the preamble, which, of course, must now be the base of any written material which is distributed." "This campaign is organized to raise funds sufficient to perpetuate the cause of an American Architecture by protection and further cultural and educational promotion extending work in architecture at the Taliesin's under Frank Lloyd Wright. This in order that the establishments there founded may continue in prosperity as the architectural fountainhead of a culture of our own. Preservation and protection of the two Taliesins - North and West - and of the work already done there by those who have helped make them what they are today -- advance agents of decentralization, is the overall objective of this organization. Frank Lloyd Wright. March 31st, 1957." Original typed letter with hand written corrections. 8.5 x 11. 1205.89.0817 (9)
1957
10) Inter-Office Correspondence: April 4, 1957. To Messrs. Caraway, Griffiths and Linsky, by Seymour Fishman. Subject: Summary of Week-end Conference at Taliesin West, March 30-31, 1957. Original typed memo. "I present herewith the point by point analysis of our accomplishments over the week-end, as well as the point by point failures. I also present an outline of our immediate problems and suggestions as to how we meet them... 1. Mr. Wright's complete and enthusiastic support of the project. It should be kept in mind that this support is related to the fact that he personally felt that he enlarged the program and developed it. It must also be remembered that the new program is for $10,000,000.00 instead of 5,000,000; that the program is international instead of national; and that the program will involve the creation of a new organization to be known as the American Architecture Organization. An attestation to Mr. Wright's enthusiastic support was his own personal preparation of the preamble, which, of course, must now be the base of any written material which is distributed. A further indication of Mr. Wright's support of the program..." Original four-page typed memo signed "Seymour Fishman." 8.5 x 11. 1205.89.0817 (10)
1957
11) Inter-Office Correspondence: April 4, 1957. To Messrs. Caraway, Griffiths and Linsky, by Seymour Fishman. Subject: Mr. William Stuart. Original typed memo. "On Wednesday morning, April 3, I went met with Mr. William Stewart. Mr. Stewart left for Florida on Wednesday... Mr. Stewart felt very strongly that we should proceed very slowly until such time as an organization of top level individuals is set up. He placed particular emphasis on Mr. Fowler McCormick, and Cecil B. DeMille... I was very blunt with him in regard to our budget problems. I indicated that we were $15,000.00 to $20,000.00 in debt and that an additional sum of $50,000.00 was necessary to hire staff, fund raisers, public relations people... He seemed generally in good humor and agreed that the weekend spend a Taliesin was important. He pointed out, however that Mr. Wright had been known in the past to change attitudes and that it is essential to maintain his present attitude, to exploit it by getting the top level man to assume responsibility..." Original two-page typed memo signed "Seymour Fishman." 8.5 x 11. 1205.89.0817 (11)
1957

12) Inter-Office Correspondence: April 10, 1957. To Mr. Caraway. Subject: Long distance call to Mrs. Wright placed 7:30pm 4-10-57. Original typed memo.
Mr. Caraway: "Would you say to Mrs. Wright that I talked with Mr. Wright in New York and while in the course of the conversation he asked if I had received a letter that he wrote from Phoenix asking me to call off the effort which we had already taken on the Endowment Fund and this disturbs me very much and I wondered if she concurred and what caused the change of mind and in general what I should do now."
Operator: "She said that you should have received a letter." "Have you gotten that letter?"
Mr. Caraway: "No"
Operator: "That letter was sent airmail special last Saturday" "To the LaSalle Street address"
Mr. Caraway: "That's where I am now"
Operator: "You do not have the letter..." Original two-page typed memo. 8.5 x 11.

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1957
Affidavit of Cary Caraway, 1957. Carbon copy typescript, an Affidavit, signed "Cary Caraway" and notarized, October 15, 1957. with accompanying cover sheet dated October 10, 1957. Caraway's affidavit regarding his activities as President of the Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund. Describing his time as a member of the Taliesin Fellowship and his relationship with the program and Frank Lloyd Wright: "Taliesin represents a unique achievement...Frank Lloyd Wright stands in the forefront of advanced architecture." Cary Caraway was co-chairman of the Frank Lloyd Wright Day and spearheaded the Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund. Acquired from the estate of Cary Caraway. 6 pages. 8.5 x 13 1205.123.1121
 
  Caraway Correspondence 1957. Five pieces of correspondence to and from Cary Caraway related to the Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund. September 17, 1957 - March 8, 1958.  
1957
1) Letter: September 17, 1957. Original Duplicate typed letter to I.R.S. To Mr. Needham (IRS) from Willard J. Lassers, Attorney. cc: Cary Caraway and Rodney Griffiths. "Thank you for your letter of August 20, 1957. Upon receipt of the information, we started to work to assemble the data you requested but will not be able to complete this work within the 30 days mentioned in your letter... Accordingly, we request a 30 day extension for answering your letter..." Original Duplicate typed letter to I.R.S. 8.5 x 11. 1205.90.0817 (1)
1957
2) Letter: September 22, 1957. Original carbon copy letter to Sidney D. Komie from Rodney Griffiths, Secretary of the FLLW End. Fund. "This will acknowledge receipt of your letter of Sept 20th demanding $1,000.00 from the Frank Lloyd Wright Endowment Fund by September 25th to apply to the Hotel Sherman account, wherein you threatened court action unless your demand was met. The FLLW Endowment Fund has no money on hand. I refer you to my last previous letter as to why and as to the prospects of obtaining funds which with which to pay up our indebtedness to you and to others... Cary Caraway, Pres. of the fund suggested that there might be some way to reduce our obligations to long-term interest bearing notes..." Original carbon copy. 8.5 x 11. 1205.90.0817 (2)
1957
3) Letter: December 12, 1957. Original carbon copy two-page letter to Rodney Griffiths from Willard J. Lassers. "In accordance with our conversation I am outlining the steps which should be taken in response to the letter from the Internal Revenue Service of December 9. I suggest that one of several persons of stature in the field of architecture prepare a plan for submission to the endowment fund board respecting the plans for loans on structures embodying new principles... Another area was suggested by Mr. Caraway. Perhaps work could be encouraged to stimulate the development of true prefabricated housing. An important feature would be that the component parts would be of standard specifications so that the number of rooms..." Original carbon copy two-page letter. 8.5 x 11. 1205.90.0817 (3)
1957
4) Letter: (Undated) 1957. Original carbon copy of letter to Willard J. Lassers from the I.R.S. "In response to our request for a detailed description of all the funds activities to date, the president of the fund stated that activities have consisted largely of contacting prospective contributors and informing them of the funds plans. Before we may determine whether a tentative ruling, as described in our letter dated August 20, 1957, may be issued to the fund, it is essential that the president or other officers of the fund furnish us with a statement stating the extent to which the fund in terms to undertake any activities in furtherance of it stated purpose prior to the retirement of Mr. Wright..." Original carbon copy two-page letter. 8.5 x 11. 1205.90.0817 (4)
1958
5) Letter: March 8, 1958. Original letter to Cary Caraway from Willard J. Lassers. "On December 12 I sent you a copy of my letter to Rod regarding the Endowment Fund, which was in relation to a letter from the Internal Revenue Service of December 9. I believe that if we supply the Internal Revenue Service with the information requested we stand a reasonable chance of obtaining the tax exemption... I feel a sense of personal concern because of my continuing relationship with the Internal Revenue Service. It looks bad to be pressing for action then fail to supply requested data. I wouldn't want the endowment fund matter to prejudice any future applications that I may have with this agency. If nothing is to be done I would much prefer dismissing the application..." Original two-page letter. 8.5 x 11. 1205.90.0817 (5)
 
J. L. Smith Elevations Blueprint 1955 (2)
1955
J. L. Smith Elevations Blueprint 1955. "House For Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Smith. Kane County, Illinois. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Frank Lloyd Wright, Jan 20 / 55. Elevations. Scale 1/4" = 1' - 0"." Upper: "Southeast Elevation." The Terrace is on the far left. The ceiling in the Workspace is lowered for the first three feet, then raises up to the height of the Living Room. The Loggia is to the right of the Living Room, and lines up with the Carport in the foreground. The Gun Shop is to the far right, embedded into the hillside. Lower: "Southwest Elevation." The two Bedrooms are on the left. Both have corner doors that open outward. The Workspace is to the right of the Bedrooms, the ceiling has been lowered. The Living room has four sets of floor-to-ceiling doors that open outward, set between two foot wide columns. The carport is to the far right. There are handwritten notes in pencil toward the bottom right. "Print of Preliminary Plans for Grading Prints on Forms as Soon as Possible. Workshop - Dry - Gun Shop. Fireplace Storage. No Cabinets over Sink. Carport. View out of Kitchen... Laundry Equip, deep sink. Canoe Storage. Lanai Larger. Laundry Larger." The notes on both sheets, and the fact that Gun Shop was relocated, would indicate that the Smiths were very serious about...  Continue...  See Wright Study on J. L. Smith Residence Project. 1092.99.0117 -1
1955
J. L. Smith General Plan Blueprint 1955. "House For Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Smith. Kane County, Illinois. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Frank Lloyd Wright, Jan 20 / 55. General Plan. Scale 1/4" = 1' - 0"." The home is built into a hillside and faces Southwest. The elevation at the South corner of the Terrace is 92 feet. The elevation of the North corner of the Gun shop is 110 feet, a change of 18 feet. As in other Usonian Automatic homes, these blocks are 1' x 2' in size, and the floor plan is designed in 2' x 2' modules. The home is built on two levels. As you drive up to the graveled forecourt, and park in the Carport, a covered walk leads to the Entrance which is along the back of the house. The Lanai is on the right, the Gun Shop is embedded into the hillside. Double doors lead to the Entryway which is on the upper level. The Gallery on the right leads to two Bedrooms, the Bath, and a thin passageway leading down five stairs to the Workspace on the lower level. As you walk down the Loggia to the left, there are built-in bookshelves on the left, low built-in cabinets on the right. The wall on the right side is open, creating the Loggia. At the end, five stairs lead down to the Living Room. The bookshelves that cover the right side of the Loggia wrap around the end, then continue into the Living room...  Continue...  See Wright Study on J. L. Smith Residence Project. 1092.99.0117 -2
1956
1956 Imperial Hotel Receipt - 6/20/1956 (6 x 7) 1956.00.0904
1957 Duey Wright Drawing
1957

Duey & Julia Wright Residence, Wausau, Wisconsin, Scheme 2, Original Ink, Graphite and Colored Pencil Workspace Drawing 1957 (1956 - S.420). Original hand-drawn and signed ink, graphite and colored pencil drawing of the Workspace floor plan and elevations for the Duey & Julia Wright Residence. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957. In 1955, Wright utilized design elements from the Gerald M. Loeb Residence for Scheme 1. Due to cost factors, it remained unbuilt. Scheme 2 turned the floor plan 90 degrees so that the circular living room projected out onto the hillside. The revised design was a modified L-shaped Usonian. Wright incorporated the circular living room with the rectangular bedroom wing. The Living space included the living room, dining area, workspace (kitchen) and library. The bedroom wing included four bedrooms and four baths. Because of the soil in the hillside, a full basement was added below the living room and library. Frank Lloyd Wright added design elements representing musical notes. The floor plan is shaped like a quarter note. The living room is circular in design. The workspace is semi-circular, but when you add the exterior planning area with the workspace, it too is circular. When you combine the two circles with the bedroom wing they form overlapping...  Continue... 

1205.131.0522
1958
1958

Frank Lloyd Wright Will.  Copy of Frank Lloyd Wright's 1958 last will and testament. Heavily annotated by Frank Lloyd Wright.  This was a single copy from the original, from the files of Kelmscott Gallery, Chicago.  Dated 25 April, 1958. Filed May 19, 1959.  Pp 4.

1259.09.0305
1958 Imperial Hotel Christmas Card.  Front: Metal etched or stamped plate, hand tinted or plated (4.5 x 3), mounted to a decorative cloth backing (7 x 5). Text printed on Rice paper.  Framed (7.5 x 5.5).  Text on back: "With Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year." T. Inumara, President.  Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan. 1958-1959. 1377.24.0406
1958-1963 ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
1958
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Plot Plan Blueprint, 1958 (1956 - S.399). Original blueprint for the Plot Plan dated September 1, 1958. Lower text: "Church for The Milwaukee Hellenic Community. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect. Plot Plan. Sept. 1, 1958." Within Square: "FLLW, Sept 1, 58." Two copies. Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
Sheet Size: 36" x 42"
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1958
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Blueprint, 1958 (1956 - S.399). Original blueprint for the Structural Balcony Plan and Details dated September 1, 1958, Stamped: Revised November 10, 1958. Details include Stair Reinforcement, Plan of Shell Roof Over Narthex, Sections and Typical Balcony Reinforcement. Lower text: "Church for The Milwaukee Hellenic Community. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect. Structural Balcony Plan and Details. Sheet 14." Within Square: "FLLW, Sept 1, 58." Stamped under square: "Revision Nov 10, 1958." Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
Sheet Size: 62" x 38.5"
1259.81.0822
1958
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Precinct Blueprint, 1958 (1956 - S.399). Original blueprint for the Precinct Plan Sheet X-42 dated October 20, 1960. Drawings shows Ground Plan for the Church. Text left to right: "Chapel Roof; Sunday School Wing Roof; Sanctuary; Narthex; Stairs; Pool; Walk." Lower text: "Church for The Milwaukee Hellenic Community. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect. Precinct. Sheet X-42." Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
Sheet Size: 40" x 36"
1259.84.0822
1958
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Site Development Blueprint, 1958 (1956 - S.399). Original blueprint for the Site Development, Entrance an Parking Plan Sheet X-45 signed October 20, 1960. Information added April 13, 1961. Plan lays out Church & Precinct, Drive and Parking, Bell, Entrance and walk, Cross, Pool and Fountain. Lower text: "Church for The Milwaukee Hellenic Community. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect. Site Development, Entrance & Parking. Sheet X-45. Information Added - 13 April 1961." Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Sheet Size: 36" x 36" 1259.85.0822
1958
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Landscaping Blueprint, 1958 (1956 - S.399). Original blueprint for the Landscaping Plan Sheet X-58A. Plantings on the property include: Arbor Vitae, Barrenwort, Ash, Bayberry, Birches, Blue Spruce, Copper Beach, Dogwood, Euonymus, Flowering Crab, Flowering Plum, Flowers, Fruit Trees, Ginko, Grass, Ground Covering Plants, Hawthorne, High Bush Cranberry, Japanese Red Maple, Juniper, Larch, Lilacs, Lombardy Poplars, Low Shrubs (Jun iper, Red Bush), Maple, Mock Orange, Mountain Andromeda, Mountain Laurel, Mountain Maple, Mugo Pine, Oak, Oak (Willow, Scarlet, Red), Pachysandra, Peach, Pfitzer Juniper. Pfitzers, Pines, Plum, Rock Maple, Rugosa Rose, Smoke Tree, Sour Cherry, Sour Wood, Spirea, Spruce, Sweet Fern, Sweet Gum, Sumac, Tulip Tree, Weeping Birch, Weeping Rowan, Weeping Willow, Wild Flowers. Lower text: "Church for The Milwaukee Hellenic Community. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect. Site Development, Entrance & Parking. Sheet X-45. Information Added - 13 April 1961." Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Sheet Size: 36" x 36" 1259.86.0822
1958 Original Specifications: Church for the Milwaukee Hellenic Community. Frank Lloyd Wright. Original specs and drawings for the church. Cover is in pencil, drawn by Eugene Masslink. Pencil and pen changes and additions throughout. Drawings in pencil. All pages are typed or drawn on vellum. This allows blue print copies to be produced from originals. Pp 158. Providence Prairie Avenue Bookstore. 1221.03.0902
1959
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Correspondence, 1959 (1956 - S.399). Original letter from William Wesley Peters, Taliesin West, to Mr. Alexander Georges, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church dated January 2, 1959 and signed by William Wesley Peters. "Dear Mr. Georges: We are sorry about the mistake in detailing of the baptismal font. A revised detail will be sent in the near future. We are in receipt of a copy of a letter of December 18 from Mr. Schuller of the Woerfel Corporation to John Ottenheimer in which he refers to a verbal conversation with Mr. Mahos regarding gold annodizing on the exterior aluminum panels of the pylon relief. I assume that this has reference to the relief panels over the loud speakers and I wish to make clear these were not intended or specified to be gold annodized. As a matter of fact, we have indicated these panels as being painted with sand finish paint to match exterior concrete finish. These ornamental panels have always been considered as integrally part of the exterior concrete surface - and were never intended to be exposed metal... Yours cordially, William Wesley Peters (Signed). William Wesley Peters . Taliesin Associated Architects. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. January 2, 1959." Printed on Taliesin West letterhead. Each page has the red text and monogram. Three pages 11 x 8.5. 1377.138.0822
1959


Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tabernacle Driveway Blueprint 1959 (1956 - S.399).
1) Proposed and approved layout for the church driveway on the corner of North 92nd and West Grandosa Drive. Hand Written in pencil: "Architects narrowed road to... Per John Ottenheimer. 4-6-60." Architect's stamp dated "Feb 9 1959." Signed by William Wesley Peters, The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona."
2) Attached letter from the law offices of Whyte, Hirschboeck, Minahan, Harding & Harland, to Mr. Alex Georges of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Dated April 5, 1960. Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Sheet side 15,75 x 11.75, Letter: 8.5 x 11.
1377.139.0822
1959
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Quit Claim 1959 (1956 - S.399). Three copies of a Quit Claim deed and three copies of a plot map. Each are slightly different, but all three are dated February 19, 1959. The Milwaukee Hellenic Community is Quit claiming a small portion of land on the Southwest corner of the property to the City of Wauwatosa "...to be used for street purposes." Signed by: Alexander Georges, Arthur J. Chanos, Achilles N. Chaconas and William Papador. Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Pp 9. Sheet side 8.5 x 14. 1377.141.0822
1959
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Correspondence, 1959 (1956 - S.399). Original letter from Mendel Glickman, Taliesin West, to Mr. Stanley Stacy, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church dated April 16, 1959 and signed by Mendel Glickman. "Dear Mr. Stacy: When Mr. William Wesley Peters was in Milwaukee he was informed that some question had arisen among some of the church members regarding the unit costs of the church. He requested by telephone that we establish these unit costs and mail them to you.
You must be aware that a building of this kind cannot be assessed nor judged on the basis of the amount of space delivered per dollar; but you will find never the less that the cost per square and per cubic foot are not at all out of line with present day construction costs; and are perhaps even lower than those for many similar public and semipublic buildings. In making our computations of area and volume we used the methods generally accepted for this purpose by architects and building agencies... Sincerely yours, M. Glickman (signed). Mendel Glickman. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. April 16th, 1959." Printed on Taliesin West letterhead. Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Four pages: 11 x 8.5. Envelope: 9.5 x 4.1.
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1959


Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Correspondence, 1959 (1956 - S.399).
1) Original letter from the Woerfel Corporation (contractor), to the Milwaukee Hellenic Community, dated April 30, 1959. "It is with sincere thanks and with deep humility that we herewith acknowledge receipt of your letter of intent dated April 27, 1959. The construction of your new Church will mark a new milestone in the history of our corporation. have the responsibility of transforming Mr. Wright's plans and ideas into solid shape and form is indeed a great honor..." Two pages.
2) Original letter from the Woerfel Corporation (contractor), to the Mr. James Mahos, dated June 5, 1959. "...forwarding you a copy of the latest electrical service layout plan..." One page.
3) Copy of the plan and additional specifications. Dated 6/1/59, and attached to the letter dated 6/5/59. Nine pages.
Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Sheet size 8.5 x 11.
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1959
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Contract, 1959 (1956 - S.399).
1) Copy of signed contract. Standard Form of Agreement Between Contractor and Owner for Construction of Building, May 16, 1959. Contract is between Woerfel Corporation (Contractor) and the Milwaukee Hellenic Community, Milwaukee. Contract amount is $747,929.
2) Copy of a letter dated August 19, 1959. "We understand that the parties have agreed upon certain additional charges and certain credits to be made and allowed in connection with the basic contract agreement dated May 16, 1959. These additions and credits are as follows..."
Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Pp 6. Sheet size 8.5 x 11.
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1959-1962
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Payment Certificates 1959-1962 (1956 - S.399). Originals and copies of the monthly Payment Certificates (invoices), from Woerfel Corporation (contractor), starting with July 31, 1959 (#2) through December 14, 1961 (#28), with an additional invoice January 19, 1962. The 1959 certificates are signed by: W. C. Schuller, Executive Vice President, Woerfel Corporation; Achilles N. Chaconas, President, Milwaukee Hellenic Community Church; and William Wesley Peters, Taliesin Associated Architects. 1959 (6 total, 3 original, 3 copies). The 1960 certificates are signed by: W. J. Spring, Executive Vice President, Woerfel Corporation; Achilles N. Chaconas, President, Milwaukee Hellenic Community Church; and William Wesley Peters, Taliesin Associated Architects. 1960 (11 total, 7 original, 4 copies). The 1961 certificates are signed by: W. J. Spring, Executive Vice President, Woerfel Corporation; Achilles N. Chaconas, President, Milwaukee Hellenic Community Church; and William Wesley Peters, Taliesin Associated Architects. 1961 (9 total, 6 original, 3 copies). 1962 (1 copy). The total cost through December 14, 1961 was $1,042,330. All certificates were in an envelope addressed to Mr. James Mahos... Continue... 1377.137.0822
1959
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Specifications, 1959 (1956 - S.399).
1) Specifications: Division 18 - Sound Reproduction System (Supplementary, October 1st, 1959). 10 pages.
2) Specifications: Supplementary Division 19 - Ornamental Fittings, Metal ans Stone. December 7, 1959. 4 pages.
3) Changes in Specifications, Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect. Not Dated. Division 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15. 3 pages.
Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Sheet size 8.5 x 11.
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C 1960
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Visor Blueprint Circa 1960 (1956 - S.399). Original blueprint for suggested method for correction of visor supports. Not Dated. Text upper left: "Church for the Milwaukee Hellenic Community, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Suggested Method for Correction of Visor Supports. Note: All Material to Be Alcoa Alloy 6062-T6 or Equivalent - Gold Anodized." Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Sheet size 32 x 24. 1458.132.0822
1962
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Vestry Cutting Board Blueprint 1962 (1956 - S.399). Original blueprint for Vestry cutting board, Full Size Section of Candle Holder. Plan and Elevation. Lower text: "Vestry cutting board. Church for the Milwaukee Hellenic Community, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Taliesin Associated Architects. 17 Nov. 1962. Sheet X-65." Top text: "Full Size Section of Candle Holder." Center text: "Plan." Lower: "Elevation." Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Sheet size 18.5 x 24. 1526.65.0822
1963
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sprinkler Blueprint 1963 (1956 - S.399). Original blueprint for the landscaping Sprinkler Plan. Lower text: "Sprinkler Plan. Drawn by Ralph Knudson - Array Engineering Company. Church for the Milwaukee Hellenic Community." Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Sheet size 30 x 34.25. 1565.81.0822
1965-70
 Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lawsuit, 1965-1970 (1956 - S.399). Court documents, originals and copies, notes, letters, tests, graphs relating to the failure of the dome ceiling between the Church, construction company, manufacturer and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. "The most serious problems involved the dome. The gold metalflake on the ceiling covered a two-inch-thick layer of asbestos insulation. Air-O-Therm, its manufacturer, described its products as "the Modern thermal and acoustic insulations that seal tight where others fail!" Although the insulation was "Jet-Bonded!," it began to sag in 1965. On April 10, 1966, a large section fell, showering an area near the sanctuary with glitter and asbestos. The church proper was closed, and services were moved to the chapel. The problem, everyone agreed, was moisture. Some sections of the insulation allowed water vapor to pass through to the concrete dome, where it condensed and, in cold weather, froze, effectively breaking the seal. No one could agree about whose fault the problem was. Air-O-Therm obviously bore some responsibility. The Woerfel Corporation, as general contractor, was liable for the performance of its subcontractors. The architects had selected and approved the material... Continue... 1628.106.0822
     
1960
1960
Frank Lloyd Wright. Drawings From Taliesin (Portfolio). Portfolio of 17 miscellaneous diazo prints of various Frank Lloyd Wright projects. The earliest from 1903 to 1950. Portfolio: 19 x 14.5. Each print is 18 x 13.5 1458.130.0922
1960/1903
1) Edwin H. Cheney Residence, Oak Park, Illinois, Perspective 1903 (1903 - S.104). Perspective view of the Cheney Residence. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Preliminary Studies 1889-1916, Pfeiffer, 1991, p.44. Also published in Frank Lloyd Wright In His Renderings 1887-1959, Pfeiffer, 1990, Plate 23. FLLW #0401.017. 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print 1458.130.0922 -1
1960/1913
2) Midway Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, Table Setting 1913 (1913 - S.180). Presentation view of the Midway Gardens table setting. Frank Llloyd Wright designed the furniture, lamp and dishes. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1907-1913, Pfeiffer, 1991, p.256. FLLW #1401.006. 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print. 1458.130.0922 -2
1960/1937
3) Herbert F. Johnson Residence, Wingspread, Wind Point, Wisconsin, Ground Plan 1937 (1937 - S.239). Ground plan for the Herbert F. Johnson Residence, Wingspread. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1937. H.F. Johnson commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design his home in Wind Point, Wisconsin. "At the center of four zones forming a cross, a spacious wigwam of a Living Room stands. A tall central brick chimney stack with five fireplaces on four sides divides this large vertical central living space into four areas for the various domestic functions: Entrance, Family Living, Library and Dining Room. Extending from this great, dignified central wigwam are the four wings. This extended zoned-wing-plan lies, very much at home, quiet and integral with the prairie landscape which is, through it, made more significant and beautiful." Frank Lloyd Wright, An Autobiography, 1943, p.476. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1937-1941, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.3. FLLW #3703.023. 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print. 1458.130.0922 -3
1960/1939
4) Joseph Euchtman Residence, Baltimore, Maryland, Ground Plan 1939 (1939 - S.270). Ground Plan for the Joseph Euchtman Residence. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939. It is an in-line Usonian design. Terrace on the left, two bedrooms on the right. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1937-1941, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.178. FLLW #4005.012. 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print. 1458.130.0922 -4
1960/1939
5) Leigh Stevens, Auldbrass Cabins, Yemassee, South Carolina, Perspective, Plan and Section 1939 (1939 - S.262). Perspective, Plan and Section for the Auldbrass Plantation Cabins. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939-1940. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1937-1941, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.187. 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print. 1458.130.0922 -5
1960/1939
6) Frank A. Rentz Residence, Madison, Wisconsin, Perspective 1939 (1939 - Project). Perspective view of the Frank A. Rentz Residence. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939. The Rentz Residence is a three bedroom, two-story house. The living room is two stories tall and has two walls of glass, and there is a balcony to the right. Similar (flopped) illustration is published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1937-1941, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.231 . FLLW #4020.004. 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print. 1458.130.0922 -6
1960/1940
7) James B. Christie Residence, Bernardsville, New Jersey, Ground Plan 1940 (1940 - S.278). Ground Plan for the James B. Christie Residence. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940. It is an L-shaped Usonian design with the addition of a Shop. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1937-1941, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.246. FLLW #4003.023. 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print. 1458.130.0922 -7
1960/1940
8) Crystal City Complex, Washington D.C. Balcony Floor Plan 1940 (1940 - Project). Note: Possibly Balcony Floor Plan for Crystal City, not confirmed. FLLW number for Crystal City is 4030. 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print. 1458.130.0922 -8
1960/1944
9-11) Herbert Jacobs Residence II, Middleton, Wisconsin, Ground Floor Plan 1944 (1944 - S.283). Ground Floor Plan for the Herbert Jacobs Residence II, Solar Hemicyclo. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1944. The lower level is one large room, 17 feet wide by 100 feet along the curve of the back wall. FLLW #4812.012. Three copies. 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print. 1458.130.0922 -9-11
1960/1946
12) William R. Slater Residence, Warwick, Rhode Island, Ground Plan 1946 (1946 - Project). Ground Plan for the William R. Slater Residence. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1944. This is basically an "L" shaped house with a terrace on the right. FLLW #4504.001. 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print. 1458.130.0922 -12
1960/1947
13) Play Resort and Sports Club for Huntington Hartford, Hollywood, California, Perspective 1947 (1947 - Project). Perspective for Play Resort and Sports Club for Huntington Hartford. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1947. Anchored to the ridge of the canyon, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a pyramid with large cantilevered bowls. "Springing from this central shaft, the trefoil of cantilevered shallow bowls of vertical concrete balance each other; a cantilevered tripod carrying three clubroom glass enclosures, capped by shallow glass domes constructed of stainless steel tube-rings and glass tubing," explained Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1942-1950, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.153. The sports complex included swimming, tennis, saunas, dining, dancing, a cinema, balconies, terraces and an apartment for Hartford and his guests. FLLW #4731.020. 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print. 1458.130.0922 -13
1960/1947
14) Cottage Group Center for Huntington Hartford Scheme II, Hollywood, California, Perspective 1947 (1947-1948 - Project). Perspective for the Cottage Group Center for Huntington Hartford.. Frank Lloyd Wright originally presented the plans for the Cottage Group Center Scheme I, in October, 1947. Three months later, in January 1948, Wright totally revised the plans with Scheme II. The major difference was moving the whole complex from the West side of the canyon to the East side. Wright reasoned that morning sun cast on the western slopes would give the guests a more agreeable view of the opposite side of the canyon in the morning. Wright scaled down the size, reducing accommodations from 130 to 78 guests. Wright also moved the Sports Club from the East ridge to the West ridge. This design retained the cottage concept as in the first, thus The Cottage Group Center. These cottages were terraced on the canyon hillside and included cantilevered terraces and gardens, bedrooms, sitting rooms and kitchenettes. The main portion of the complex included the registration and lobby, offices, lounge, dining pavilion, cafe, sun terraces, patios and gardens. Wright transformed the eastern side of the canyon while leaving the view of the western slope in its natural state. FLLW #4837.047. 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print. 1458.130.0922 -14
1960/1947
15) Cottage Group Center for Huntington Hartford, Hollywood, California, Plan 1947 (1947-1948 - Project). Huntington Hartford Plan at 575, Scheme II. Main lounge. The main lounge is on this level, and Wright labels it Living Room which includes built-in seating and two fireplaces. It opens to an outdoor lounge that covers the drive below. There are built-in planting boxes. Stairs on the east side lead to the open landscape. To the North of the living room are washrooms, storage and the upper garage, with ramps that lead to the lower garage below. From the Living Room, a walkway leads to the south wing which includes three cottages. Cottage Type (1), there are two, includes a sitting room with built-in seating and fireplace, an outdoor terrace, one bedroom, kitchen, a built-in dining table, and a bath. The larger Cottage Type (3) includes a sitting room with a fireplace, an outdoor terrace, three bedrooms, each with their own bath, kitchen and a built-in dining table. The plan is laid out utilizing an equilateral triangle grid pattern. FLLW #4837.036. 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print. 1458.130.0922 -15
1960/1949
16) Harry John Jr. House and Dormitory, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Section 1949 (1949 - Project). Detail Cross Section view of the Harry John Jr. House. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1949. Father Harry John was a priest in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. His design also included rooms for homeless children. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1942-1950, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.256. FLLW #4909.009. 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print. 1458.130.0922 -16
1960/1950
17) Chahroudi Residence, Petra Island, Lake Mahopac, New York, Elevations 1950 (1950 - Project). The house is designed to take into account and incluide some of the large boulders on the shoreline. Three elevations of the Chahroudi Residence. The terrace is cantilevered out over the lake shore. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1942-1950, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.335. A compilation of three drawings, two of which are FLLW #5018.007 and 5018.008. 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print. 1458.130.0922 -17
1960 Imperial Hotel (1915 - S.194) Christmas Card, 1960. Cover: "Imperil Hotel, Tokyo, Japan." The illustration is a tapestry made of up three different tightly woven colored threads, beige, black and copper. The beige runs vertically throughout the whole illustration. The background includes a horizontal copper thread, creating a beige background. Black threads are woven horizontally creating the landscape and line work of the buildings. The copper colored threads are woven horizontally to create two different shades. The darker shading in the original Imperial Hotel and the lighter shade in the newer Imperial Hotel in the background and in tinting the landscaping. The border and back cover is a light colored cloth glued to the decorative paper. It is printed or silk screened with dark green ink and vertical silver ink lines over the green. Inside: Printed on rice paper, folded and glued to the gutter inside: "With Best Wishes for A Merry Christmas and A Prosperous New Year. T. Imumaru, President. Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan. 1960 - 1961. 8.25 x 5.3. Pp 4. 1458.40.0512
1960 Dr. Jarvis H. Luechauer Clinic Blueprints & Specifications
1960

Dr. Jarvis H. Luechauer Clinic 1960. Seven of eight sheets for the Dr. Jarvis H. Luechauer Clinic Fresno, California. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1959 plans were completed by William Wesley Peters and Aaron Green and dated February 18, 1960. Jarvis Henry Luechauer, April 16, 1914 - June 18, 2008. Jarvis was born in Texarkana, Texas. At the age of nine, his family moved to Berkeley, CA where he grew up. He graduated from Berkeley High School and San Mateo Junior College, then attended UC Berkeley for one year before following his dreams to New York. After four years of nominal success in musical comedy, he headed back to Berkeley working with his father as a carpenter. As WWII expanded, so did the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, just to the North of Berkeley. He rose to the rank of foreman during the war, and it was there that he met his wife. Helyn Catherine Anderson, Aug. 13, 1921 - Sept. 24, 2016. Helyn was born in the Berryessa Valley area of California, just north of San Jose, and spent her early years in Berryessa. Her family moved to Napa, where she attended schools in Napa, and graduated from Napa Union High School in 1939. After graduating form high school, she worked for a few years for the Napa County School district with her mother who was the Superintendent... Continue...

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1960

Sheet 1: "Clinic For Dr. Jarvis H. Luechauer, Fresno, California. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect." (Square.) "Plot Plan. Sheet No. 1. Taliesin Associated Architects. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation." Sighed: "William Wesley Peters. February 18, 1960. Aaron Green." The design for the clinic, utilizing a four foot grid, is rectangular in shape except for the waiting room which is a semi-circular. Up two flights of stairs, there is an East and West entrance to the waiting room. In the waiting room a horizontal window rests on top of a 2 1/2 wall. The waiting room has built-in seating along the exterior curved semi-circular wall, and a fireplace on the opposite side of the room. There's a built-in semi-circular planter at the front that follows the curve of the windows. Along the back of the building a built-in planter runs the length, with a small semi-circle built into the center of the planter wall. On the south side of the parking lot, on the property line, there are two stone walls with an opening in the center that forms a partial circle. On the north side of the building perpendicular to the built-in planter is an 87 foot long pool. It is 8 feet wide, and has four jets spaced 17 feet apart. On either side of the pool Wright penciled in future buildings using the same design as the first. Medical offices are on the west side of the building dental are on the right. 48" x 36" Blueprint.

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1960

Sheet 2: "Clinic For Dr. Jarvis H. Luechauer, Fresno, California. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect." (Square.) "Heating Layout & Mat Plan. Sheet No. 2. Taliesin Associated Architects. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation." Sighed: "William Wesley Peters. February 18, 1960. Aaron Green." The exterior walls are constructed of stone masonry. The wall is 8 inches thick at the top, widening to 16 inches at the base. The interior side of the wall is a vertical 4 inch glazed concrete block wall, covered by carpentry cabinet work. The exterior side of the wall slants inward. 48" x 36" Blueprint.

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Sheet 3: "Clinic For Dr. Jarvis H. Luechauer, Fresno, California. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect." (Square.) "General Plan. Sheet No. 3. Taliesin Associated Architects. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation." Sighed: "William Wesley Peters. February 18, 1960. Aaron Green." The stairs leading to the entryway are 1 foot 4 inches wide, there are two 4 inch risers. The roof over the waiting room follows the same circular design as the windows and the built-in planter. The design for the clinic utilizes a four foot grid. There are two circular tables (coffee tables) in the waiting room, 4 feet wide, 16 inches tall. The hood of the fireplace is circular as is the grate in the fireplace. "Note: Location of walls and partitions is determined by the unit system. Masonry walls have one face on a unit line at floor level." 48" x 36" Blueprint.

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Sheet 4: "Clinic For Dr. Jarvis H. Luechauer, Fresno, California. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect." (Square.) "Elevations. Sheet No. 4. Taliesin Associated Architects. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation." Sighed: "William Wesley Peters. February 18, 1960. Aaron Green." Capping the stone masonry walls is a 6 inch thick coping stone. Setting atop the coping stone is a row of two foot square precast concrete blocks, inset with glass. Very similar to the Zimmerman residence. Above the precast concrete blocks is a precast concrete fascia that runs the length of the stone masonry walls which lean inward as they raise from the ground. The massive fireplace chimney is also made of stone masonry. The roof's pitch is a 12/4 and specified to be covered with concrete tiles. It appears that the exterior wall of the west elevation is floor-to-ceiling the two foot square perforated precast concrete. There are eleven windows in the waiting room, six of which open. 48" x 36" Blueprint.

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1960

Sheet 5: "Clinic For Dr. Jarvis H. Luechauer, Fresno, California. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect." (Square.) "Cross Sections. Sheet No. 5. Taliesin Associated Architects. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation." Sighed: "William Wesley Peters. February 18, 1960. Aaron Green." The walls on either side of the fireplace are stone masonry that lean inward as it raise up from the floor. The masonry walls are 5 feet high. Above the 5 foot level, masonry continues vertically. The semi-circular hood is also constructed of stone. The opening of the fireplace is 4 foot 6 inches tall. The ceiling in the waiting room is 7 feet tall. The Corridor that runs down the center of the building is 12 feet 4 1/2 inches at its highest point in the center. Some of the examining room ceiling are 7 foot in height, some are cathedral. 48" x 36" Blueprint.

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Sheet 6: "Clinic For Dr. Jarvis H. Luechauer, Fresno, California. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect." (Square.) "Roof Framing Plan & Electrical. Sheet No. 6. Taliesin Associated Architects. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation." Sighed: "William Wesley Peters. February 18, 1960. Aaron Green." The ceiling in the waiting room is framed out with 2 x 10s. 48" x 36" Blueprint.

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1960

Sheet 8: "Clinic For Dr. Jarvis H. Luechauer, Fresno, California. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect." (Square.) "Cabinetwork. Sheet No. 8. Taliesin Associated Architects. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation." Sighed: "William Wesley Peters. February 18, 1960. Aaron Green." Cabinets are made of three-quarter inch plywood. Note: Cabinets to have flush fronts (doors, jams, strips and drawers fronts to present flush surface.) No horizontal strips between drawers, Vertical matched grain throughout.  Cabinets are made of three-quarter inch plywood. Note: Cabinets to have flush fronts (doors, jams, strips and drawers fronts to present flush surface.) No horizontal strips between drawers, Vertical matched grain throughout. Built-in seating is 2 feet 10 inches tall, the seat is 12 inches off the ground and the cushions are set on top of the plywood and the back. The seats are 2 feet 9 inches deep. Circular tables (coffee tables) are 4 feet wide and constructed of 3/4 inch plywood. They are 1 foot 4 inches high. The table tops are 1 1/2 inches thick by doubling up two sheets of plywood. The legs are 3/4 inch thick plywood.  Hassocks are made of three-quarter inch plywood and are 1 foot 8 inches square, 11 1/2 inches tall. 48" x 36" Blueprint.

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1960
Dr. Jarvis H. Luechauer Specifications 1960. In 1958 Dr. Jarvis Luechauer approached Frank Lloyd Wright about designing a Dental/Medical Clinic with the intent of building it 70 miles to the south in Fresno, California. Presentation drawings, perspective and plot plan were dated by frank Lloyd Wright in 1959. It is apparent that the project was accepted and moved ahead because the final plans were finished by William Wesley Peters and Aaron Green and dated February 18, 1960. Text on page 1: "Specifications. Clinic For Dr. Jarvis H. Luechauer, Fresno, California. Frank Lloyd Wright Architect. Taliesin Associated Architects." Illustration: Diagram of the precast concrete blocks. In the blueprints, capping the stone masonry walls is a 6 inch thick coping stone. Setting atop the coping stone is a row of two foot square precast concrete blocks, inset with glass. Very similar in design to the Zimmerman residence (1950). Although not dated, Specifications would have been presented along with the final plans in 1960. Sections include: 1) General Conditions. 2) Excavating and Grading. 3) Concrete. 4) Masonry. 5) Carpentry and Millwork. 6) Cabinet Work. 7) Drywall. 8) Roofing and Damp-Proofing. 9) Sheet-metal Work. 10) Floor Coverings. 11) Glass and Glazing. 12) Caulking. 13) Painting and Finishing... Continue... 1458.72.0719
1961 Monona Terrace Auditorium and Civic Center Blueprints
Monona Terrace Auditorium and Civic Center Blueprints and Specifications, 1961. In 1938, a private committee, headed by Paul F. Harloff commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a civic center on the shores of Lake Monona on a plot of land known as "Olin Terrace," a park at the end of the mall that extended from the state capital to the shores of Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. Wright drew up plans, named it Olin Terraces. Opposition to the plan and the war put plans on hold until the early 1950s. Plans to build a civic center were resurrected in 1953. Wright was encouraged to reintroduce his plan, and in October, 1953 using the original concept, presented drawings to the citizens of Madison. In 1955, Wright redesigned the plans, and built a model of the Monona Terrace Civic Center. Although Wright's project was supported by the mayor and citizens groups, it also encountered strong opposition. After Wright's death, the Taliesin Associated Architects, lead by William Wesley Peters, completed working drawings and specifications for the project and put it out to bids during the early part of 1961. The bids returned at triple the budget, the battle continued, and the project was placed on hold. On July 20, 1997, nearly forty years after Mr. Wright's death, opening ceremonies began for the... Continue...  
1961
This set includes: 1) Complete bound set of working drawing for the "Monona Terrace Auditorium and Civic Center. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the City of Madison, Wisconsin. William Wesley Peters Architect, Taliesin Associated Architects." Published by The Taliesin Associated Architects. Title (1); Index (1); A:1 - A:53 (Architectural); EV:1 (Elevator); SE:1 - SE:7 (Stage Equipment); M:1 - M:27 (Mechanical); S:1 - S:35 (Structural); E:1 - E:21 (Electrical). 146 sheets bound on the left side. Stamped Feb 7 1961. 40 x 30. 1483.26.0715 -1
1961
2) Eighteen loose sheets, two additional sets of Addendum #1, A:54 - A:62. Published by The Taliesin Associated Architects. Dated 2/26/61. 40 x 30. 1483.26.0715 -2
1961
3) Twenty loose sheets, Addendum #1. Published by The Taliesin Associated Architects. Details, dated 2/26/61. 24 X 15. 1483.26.0715 -3
1961
4) Monona Terrace Auditorium and Civic Center Specifications. "Monona Terrace Auditorium and Civic Center. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the City of Madison, Wisconsin. William Wesley Peters Architect, Taliesin Associated Architects." Published by The Taliesin Associated Architects. Stamped Jan 30 1961. 8.5 x 11. 361 pages which include seven large plans folded. 1483.26.0715 -4
1961
5 & 6) Two sets of Monona Terrace Auditorium and Civic Center Specifications Addendum #1. "Monona Terrace Auditorium and Civic Center. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the City of Madison, Wisconsin. William Wesley Peters Architect, Taliesin Associated Architects." Published by The Taliesin Associated Architects. 8.5 x 11. 33 pages. 1483.26.0715 -5&6
1961
7) Bid Form. Six page Bid Form for the Monona Terrace Auditorium and Civic Center. Published by The Taliesin Associated Architects. Pp 6. 8.5 x 11. 1483.26.0715 -7
1963
1963
1) Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tabernacle Drawing Circa 1963 (1956 - S.399). Originlal Tabernacle drawing on tissue for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. A tabernacle is a receptacle for storing reserved sacraments, or more accurately, it is the outer housing. Within which there is a smaller pyx of precious metal where the sacraments are stored. The tabernacle is sited on the altar table. Text: "Front View. Full Size Tabernacle." The illustration of the Tabernacle measures 12" Wide x 15.625" Tall. Ink, graphite and colored pencils on tissue. One of three illustrations. Included is a copy of an invoice dated January 15, 1964 and signed by William Wesley Peters. The invoice details "Additional costs as of Dec. 31, 1963: and includes: "Items which preliminary drawings have been prepared" and include the Tabernacle and the Censer. Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Sheet side 17.375 x 24.875. 1565.78.0822
1963
2) Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tabernacle Drawing Perspective Circa 1963 (1956 - S.399). Originlal Perspective drawing of the tabernacle and inner sphere on tissue for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. A tabernacle is a receptacle for storing reserved sacraments, or more accurately, it is the outer housing. Within which there is a smaller pyx of precious metal where the sacraments are stored. The tabernacle is sited on the altar table. Text: "Perspective Of Tabernacle." Lower text: "Opened Inner Sphere. Stones, Ball Hinge." Ink, graphite and colored pencils on tissue. One of three illustrations. Included is a copy of an invoice dated January 15, 1964 and signed by William Wesley Peters. The invoice details "Additional costs as of Dec. 31, 1963: and includes: "Items which preliminary drawings have been prepared" and include the Tabernacle and the Censer. Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Sheet side 17.375 x 24.875. 1565.79.0822
1963
3) Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Censer Drawings Circa 1963 (1956 - S.399). Originlal top and side view drawings of the censer on tissue for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. A censer is a small metal or stone vessel used for burning incense and is suspended on chains. Text: "Top View With Handle. Side View. Side View. Top View." Lower text: "Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Designed By Frank Lloyd Wright. Taliesin Associated Architects, The Frank Lloyd Wright Architects. (Red Square) Scale - Full Size. Censer. Sheet X-228." The illustration of the censer measures 4.5" Wide x 6.5 with the top and base" Tall. Ink, graphite and colored pencils on tissue. One of three illustrations. Included is a copy of an invoice dated January 15, 1964 and signed by William Wesley Peters. The invoice details "Additional costs as of Dec. 31, 1963: and includes: "Items which preliminary drawings have been prepared" and include the Tabernacle and the Censer. Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Sheet side 17.375 x 24.875. 1565.80.0822
1964
1964
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Invoice, 1964 (1956 - S.399). Copy of an invoice dated January 15, 1964 and signed by William Wesley Peters. The invoice details "Additional costs as of Dec. 31, 1963: and includes: "Items which preliminary drawings have been prepared" and include the Tabernacle and the Censer. The invoce was included with three illustrations. Taliesin Associated Architects, Scottsdale, Arizona envelope is addressed to Mr. James Mahos. Providence: The Estate of James Mahos, one of the building committee member for the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Envelope: 9.5 x 4.125. Invoice 8.5 x 11, three pages. 1596.110.0822
1964
Pope-Leighey House 1964. Set of nine drawings by the National Park Service for the Historic American Building Survey (HABS). Frank Lloyd Wright designed this house, which was built in 1940 for Loren B. Pope. An example of Wright's "Usonian House," the structure, in danger of demolition in 1965 for a highway right-of-way in Falls Church, Fairfax County, was saved, moved and restored by Mrs. Robert A. Leighey, The National Trust for Historic Preservation and The National Park Service. This important American Architectural Monument was relocated at Woodlawn Plantation, near Mount Vernon. 18 x 24 sheet. (Sweeney 2092) For more information see our Wright Study on the Pope-Leighey House.
1596.76.0120 1-9
1992
1992
Dana Single Pedestal Lamp Plans 1992 (1902 - S.072). Blueprint plans for building a single pedestal Dana lamp. The Dana Residence was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902. Not only did Wright design the home, but the furnishings as well including a single-pedestal and double-pedestal table lamps as well as the suspended and wall sconce. "The enclosed plans were derived from the Dana design. Changes were made to facilitate construction by crafts people with tools found in small shops. There are two major differences between the original lamp and these plans; a lamp harp is used to support the shade instead of two posts & the base is made of walnut rather than metal. Included in the package: 4 Sheets of plans, 30" x 42"... Continue...
1992.152.1222 (1-12)
2010
2010

Dana Residence Restoration 2010-11 (1902 - S.072). The Dana Residence was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902. In 1981, the State of Illinois purchased the Dana Residence and its furnishings. The home became a state historic site under the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA). Extensive reservations were completed between 1987-1990 to restore it to its 1910 appearance. Due to budget cuts, the house was closed to visitors between December 2008 until April 2009. The Dana House was closed for 11 months in 2011 for renovations to the interior and exterior.
1) Project Manual, Produced by the State of Illinois Capital Development Board, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Prepared by Johnson Lasky Architects. Rehabilitate Interior and Exterior, General, Electrical, Heating, Ventilation. Dated December 9, 2010. Spiral bound 496 pages.
2) Projects Plans, Produced by the State of Illinois Capital Development Board, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Prepared by Johnson Lasky Architects. Rehabilitate Interior and Exterior, General, Electrical, Heating, Ventilation. Dated December 9, 2010. Forty-nine sheets include: Title Sheet, Construction Plan, Site Plan, Floorplans Roof and Eve Plan Building Elevations, Building Sections, Windows, Doors, Heating, Ventilation, Electrical, Fire and Security. 30 x 42.

2010.36.0818
 
 
 
Frank Lloyd Wright. Drawings From Taliesin (Portfolio)
   
Date: 1960

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright. Drawings From Taliesin (Portfolio).

Description: Portfolio of 17 miscellaneous diazo prints of various Frank Lloyd Wright projects. The earliest from 1903 to 1950.

Size: Portfolio: 19 x 14.5. Each print is 18 x 13.5

S#:
1458.130.0922
   
Date: 1960/1903

Title: 1) Edwin H. Cheney Residence, Oak Park, Illinois, Perspective 1903 (1903 - S.104).

Description: Perspective view of the Cheney Residence. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Preliminary Studies 1889-1916, Pfeiffer, 1991, p.44. Also published in Frank Lloyd Wright In His Renderings 1887-1959, Pfeiffer, 1990, Plate 23. FLLW #0401.017.

Size: 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print

S#:
1458.130.0922 -1
   
Date: 1960/1913

Title: 2) Midway Gardens, Chicago, Illinois, Table Setting 1913 (1913 - S.180).

Description: Presentation view of the Midway Gardens table setting. Frank Llloyd Wright designed the furniture, lamp and dishes. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1907-1913, Pfeiffer, 1991, p.256. FLLW #1401.006.

Size: 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print.

S#:
1458.130.0922 -2
   
Date: 1960/1937

Title: 3) Herbert F. Johnson Residence, Wingspread, Wind Point, Wisconsin, Ground Plan 1937 (1937 - S.239).

Description: Ground plan for the Herbert F. Johnson Residence, Wingspread. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1937. H.F. Johnson commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design his home in Wind Point, Wisconsin. "At the center of four zones forming a cross, a spacious wigwam of a Living Room stands. A tall central brick chimney stack with five fireplaces on four sides divides this large vertical central living space into four areas for the various domestic functions: Entrance, Family Living, Library and Dining Room. Extending from this great, dignified central wigwam are the four wings. This extended zoned-wing-plan lies, very much at home, quiet and integral with the prairie landscape which is, through it, made more significant and beautiful." Frank Lloyd Wright, An Autobiography, 1943, p.476. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1937-1941, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.3. FLLW #3703.023.

Size: 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print.

S#:
1458.130.0922 -3
   
Date: 1960/1939

Title: 4) Joseph Euchtman Residence, Baltimore, Maryland, Ground Plan 1939 (1939 - S.270).

Description: Ground Plan for the Joseph Euchtman Residence. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939. It is an in-line Usonian design. Terrace on the left, two bedrooms on the right. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1937-1941, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.178. FLLW #4005.012.

Size: 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print.

S#:
1458.130.0922 -4
   
Date: 1960/1939

Title: 5) Leigh Stevens, Auldbrass Cabins, Yemassee, South Carolina, Perspective, Plan and Section 1939 (1939 - S.262).

Description: Perspective, Plan and Section for the Auldbrass Plantation Cabins. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939-1940. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1937-1941, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.187.

Size: 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print.

S#:
1458.130.0922 -5
   
Date: 1960/1939

Title: 6) Frank A. Rentz Residence, Madison, Wisconsin, Perspective 1939 (1939 - Project).

Description: Perspective view of the Frank A. Rentz Residence. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939. The Rentz Residence is a three bedroom, two-story house. The living room is two stories tall and has two walls of glass, and there is a balcony to the right. Similar (flopped) illustration is published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1937-1941, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.231 . FLLW #4020.004.

Size: 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print.

S#:
1458.130.0922 -6
   
Date: 1960/1940

Title: 7) James B. Christie Residence, Bernardsville, New Jersey, Ground Plan 1940 (1940 - S.278).

Description: Ground Plan for the James B. Christie Residence. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940. It is an L-shaped Usonian design with the addition of a Shop. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1937-1941, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.246. FLLW #4003.023.

Size: 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print.

S#:
1458.130.0922 -7
   
Date: 1960/1940

Title: 8) Crystal City Complex, Washington D.C. Balcony Floor Plan 1940 (1940 - Project).

Description: Note: Possibly Balcony Floor Plan for Crystal City, not confirmed. FLLW number for Crystal City is 4030.

Size: 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print.

S#:
1458.130.0922 -8
   
Date: 1960/1944

Title: 9-11) Herbert Jacobs Residence II, Middleton, Wisconsin, Ground Floor Plan 1944 (1944 - S.283).

Description: Ground Floor Plan for the Herbert Jacobs Residence II, Solar Hemicyclo. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1944. The lower level is one large room, 17 feet wide by 100 feet along the curve of the back wall. FLLW #4812.012. Three copies.

Size: 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print.

S#:
1458.130.0922 -9-11
   
Date: 1960/1946

Title: 12) William R. Slater Residence, Warwick, Rhode Island, Ground Plan 1946 (1946 - Project).

Description: Ground Plan for the William R. Slater Residence. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1944. This is basically an "L" shaped house with a terrace on the right. FLLW #4504.001.

Size: 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print.

S#:
1458.130.0922 -12
   
Date: 1960/1947

Title: 13) Play Resort and Sports Club for Huntington Hartford, Hollywood, California, Perspective 1947 (1947 - Project).

Description: Perspective for Play Resort and Sports Club for Huntington Hartford. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1947. Anchored to the ridge of the canyon, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a pyramid with large cantilevered bowls. "Springing from this central shaft, the trefoil of cantilevered shallow bowls of vertical concrete balance each other; a cantilevered tripod carrying three clubroom glass enclosures, capped by shallow glass domes constructed of stainless steel tube-rings and glass tubing," explained Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1942-1950, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.153. The sports complex included swimming, tennis, saunas, dining, dancing, a cinema, balconies, terraces and an apartment for Hartford and his guests. FLLW #4731.020.

Size: 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print.

S#:
1458.130.0922 -13
   
Date: 1960/1947

Title: 14) Cottage Group Center for Huntington Hartford Scheme II, Hollywood, California, Perspective 1947 (1947-1948 - Project).

Description: Perspective for the Cottage Group Center for Huntington Hartford.. Frank Lloyd Wright originally presented the plans for the Cottage Group Center Scheme I, in October, 1947. Three months later, in January 1948, Wright totally revised the plans with Scheme II. The major difference was moving the whole complex from the West side of the canyon to the East side. Wright reasoned that morning sun cast on the western slopes would give the guests a more agreeable view of the opposite side of the canyon in the morning. Wright scaled down the size, reducing accommodations from 130 to 78 guests. Wright also moved the Sports Club from the East ridge to the West ridge. This design retained the cottage concept as in the first, thus The Cottage Group Center. These cottages were terraced on the canyon hillside and included cantilevered terraces and gardens, bedrooms, sitting rooms and kitchenettes. The main portion of the complex included the registration and lobby, offices, lounge, dining pavilion, cafe, sun terraces, patios and gardens. Wright transformed the eastern side of the canyon while leaving the view of the western slope in its natural state. FLLW #4837.047.

Size: 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print.

S#:
1458.130.0922 -14
   
Date: 1960/1947

Title: 15) Cottage Group Center for Huntington Hartford, Hollywood, California, Plan 1947 (1947-1948 - Project).

Description: Huntington Hartford Plan at 575, Scheme II. Main lounge. The main lounge is on this level, and Wright labels it Living Room which includes built-in seating and two fireplaces. It opens to an outdoor lounge that covers the drive below. There are built-in planting boxes. Stairs on the east side lead to the open landscape. To the North of the living room are washrooms, storage and the upper garage, with ramps that lead to the lower garage below. From the Living Room, a walkway leads to the south wing which includes three cottages. Cottage Type (1), there are two, includes a sitting room with built-in seating and fireplace, an outdoor terrace, one bedroom, kitchen, a built-in dining table, and a bath. The larger Cottage Type (3) includes a sitting room with a fireplace, an outdoor terrace, three bedrooms, each with their own bath, kitchen and a built-in dining table. The plan is laid out utilizing an equilateral triangle grid pattern. FLLW #4837.036.

Size: 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print.

S#:
1458.130.0922 -15
   
Date: 1960/1949

Title: 16) Harry John Jr. House and Dormitory, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Section 1949 (1949 - Project).

Description: Detail Cross Section view of the Harry John Jr. House. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1949. Father Harry John was a priest in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. His design also included rooms for homeless children. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1942-1950, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.256. FLLW #4909.009.

Size: 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print.

S#:
1458.130.0922 -16
   
Date: 1960/1950

Title: 17) Chahroudi Residence, Petra Island, Lake Mahopac, New York, Elevations 1950 (1950 - Project).

Description: The house is designed to take into account and incluide some of the large boulders on the shoreline. Three elevations of the Chahroudi Residence. The terrace is cantilevered out over the lake shore. Published in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph 1942-1950, Pfeiffer, 1990, p.335. A compilation of three drawings, two of which are FLLW #5018.007 and 5018.008.

Size: 18 x 13.5 Diazo Print.

S#:
1458.130.0922 -17
 
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