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Date: 1967

Title: Architecture in Michigan. A photographic Survey (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by Wayne State University, Detroit)

Author: Andrews, Wayne

Description: Wayne Andrews was born on September 5, 1913. He graduated from Harvard College in 1936. He was the Curator of Manuscripts at the New York Historical Society, and an editor at Charles Scribner's Sons. He received a doctorate at Columbia University in1956. His PhD was published as Architecture, Ambition, and Americans, Harper's, 1955. He was the American Art Professor at Wayne State University, Detroit from 1964 to 1983. He published many articles: Harper’s Bazaar - July 1948, Pp 76; Perspectives USA No. 4 - Summer 1953, Pp 115-125; Marj - December 1953, Pp 5-10; The Saturday Review - November 14, 1953, Pg 15-16; House Beautiful - February 1965, Pp 90-103; He died August 17, 1987, in Paris. His collection of architectural photographs are in the stewardship of Esto Photographic. Includes nine plates of Wrights work; 34) May; 36) Maxwell; 37) Alpaugh; 38/39) Palmer; 40/41) Schultrz; 42) Harper; 43) Meyer. Original list price $6.95. (First Edition)

Size: 9 x 6.25

Pages: Pp 112 Unpaginated

S#:
1720.36.0417
   
   
   
GREGOR AFFLECK HOUSE (1940 - S.274)
 
Date: 1942

Title: Gregor S. Affleck House, 1942 (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Exterior, viewed from the Southwest. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the home was completed in 1941. The bedroom wing is on the left, the lower door opens to the workshop and utilities in the basement. Stairs just to the right of the door lead up to the Loggia, with four sets of floor to ceiling doors, and balcony. The Living Room and Balcony are cantilevered out over the ravine on the right. Photographed by Joe Munroe in 1942. Munroe was a staff photographer at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, from 1941 to 1943. Published as part of the photo essay in the October 1946 issue of Progressive Architecture, page 68.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0593.07.0514

Date: 1942

Title: Gregor S. Affleck House, 1942 (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Light Screen Detail.

Description: Exterior, viewed from the South. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the home was completed in 1941. The master bedroom is on the left, the small cut light screen windows are cut into the master bedroom wall. Photographed by Joe Munroe in 1942. Munroe was a staff photographer at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, from 1941 to 1943. Published as part of the photo essay in the October 1946 issue of Progressive Architecture, page 68.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0593.08.0514

   
Date: 1942

Title: Gregor S. Affleck House, 1942 (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Interior view of Living Room from the North. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the home was completed in 1941. Floor to ceiling doors lead to the balcony. Wright designed Usonian chair sets to the left side of the Living Room. The Living Room and Balcony are cantilevered out over the ravine. Photographed by Joe Munroe in 1942. Munroe was a staff photographer at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, from 1941 to 1943. Published as part of the photo essay in the October 1946 issue of Progressive Architecture, page 69.

Size: 10 x 7.25 B&W photograph.

S#: 0593.09.0514

   
Date: 1942

Title: Gregor S. Affleck House, circa 1942 (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Gregor and Elizabeth Affleck, interior view of western corner of the Living Room. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the home was completed in 1941. Gregor and Elizabeth sitting by the fireplace (to the right of the camera, out of view). They have the January 1938 issue of Architectural Forum open to page 21. Possibly photographed by Joe Munroe in 1942. Munroe was a staff photographer at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, from 1941 to 1943.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0593.10.0514

   
Date: 1942

Title: Gregor S. Affleck House, circa 1942 (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Interior view of western corner of the Living Room. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the home was completed in 1941. Details of the built-in shelves.. Possibly photographed by Joe Munroe in 1942. Munroe was a staff photographer at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, from 1941 to 1943.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0593.11.0514

   
Date: 1942

Title: Gregor S. Affleck House, circa 1942 (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Interior view of the Living Room fireplace, looking North toward the Workspace. Three cantilevered shelves wrap around the corner, accordion doors separate the workspace from the Dining Room. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the home was completed in 1941. Possibly photographed by Joe Munroe in 1942. Munroe was a staff photographer at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, from 1941 to 1943.

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0593.12.0514

   
Date: 1942

Title: Gregor S. Affleck House, 1942 (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Interior view of Loggia looking Southwest. Floor to ceiling doors open to the Balcony. Windows on the far right open to the bedroom. Skylights flood the area with light. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the home was completed in 1941. Photographed by Joe Munroe in 1942. Munroe was a staff photographer at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, from 1941 to 1943. Published as part of the photo essay in the October 1946 issue of Progressive Architecture, page 69.

Size: 7.75 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0593.13.0514

   
Date: 1942

Title: Gregor S. Affleck House, 1942 (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Interior view of gallery, looking from the entryway toward the Master Bedroom at the end. The wall on the left, slopes inward, is created by overlapping cypress boards. Built-in shelves cantilever out from the wall, just below the windows that cap the wall on the right. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the home was completed in 1941. Photographed by Joe Munroe in 1942. Munroe was a staff photographer at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, from 1941 to 1943. Published as part of the photo essay in the October 1946 issue of Progressive Architecture, page 70.

Size: 7.5 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0593.14.0514

   
Date: 1942

Title: Gregor S. Affleck House, 1942 (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Interior view of Master Bedroom western corner. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the home was completed in 1941. Photographed by Joe Munroe in 1942. Munroe was a staff photographer at the Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, from 1941 to 1943. Published as part of the photo essay in the October 1946 issue of Progressive Architecture, page 70.

Size: 7.5 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 0593.15.0514

   
Date: 1953

Title: 6) #83: George Affleck Residence Model (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Gregor Affleck, a chemical engineer, was born in Chicago and spend his younger years near Spring Green, Wisconsin. Elizabeth Affleck was fond of Fallingwater. The site they selected for their home was sloped, and traversed by a small stream that lead to a pond. Wright designed the raised Usonian home for the property. The living area cantilevers dramatically over the stream bed. This model was exhibited in 1940, at the MOMA exhibited "Frank Lloyd Wright, American Architect". Photograph of model is published in "Frank Lloyd Wright / Sixty Years of Living Architecture" (Zurich), 1952, page 60.

Size: Faded 4.5 x3.25 sepia tone photograph

S#: 0987.54.0813

   
Date: 1954

Title: Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954 (Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation project #5427).

Description: A traveling exhibition of Wright's work, consisting of models, photographs and original drawings. A Preview of the exhibition was held in Philadelphia (January 1951). The world wide tour opened in Palazzo Strozzi Florence, Italy (June 1951). In "Sixty Years" (New York), Wright notes that from Florence the Exhibition traveled to "Switzerland, France, German and Holland". The Exhibition catalogs are dated: Paris (April 1952), Zurich (End of May 1952), Munich (May 16 - June 15, 1952), and Rotterdam (dated June 1, 1952). After two years in Europe the exhibition crossed the Atlantic to Mexico City, then to New York (1953). After an exhibition in Los Angeles, June, 1954, the final exhibition took place in Chicago, October, 1956. The Los Angeles exhibition premiere was held at Barnsdall Park’s Municipal Art Center on June 1, 1954, then open to the public from June 2 to July 11, and was extended to July 25, 1954. A temporary pavilion, similar to the pavilion in New York, was attached to the line of kennels that reached from the house to the garage. Exhibition Model #83 & Panel #92 & #98. "Affleck House, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1941. Model." Top Left: "Johnson Laboratory Tower, Racine, Wisc., 1947." Top Right: "Shop for V. C. Morris, San Francisco, Cal., 1948."  Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954. Photographed by Loch Crane in June, 1954.

Size: Color 2.25" negative, high res scan, and 8 x 8 Color photograph

S#:
1045.42.1116-21
   
Date: 1954

Title: Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954 (Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation project #5427).

Description: A traveling exhibition of Wright's work, consisting of models, photographs and original drawings. A Preview of the exhibition was held in Philadelphia (January 1951). The world wide tour opened in Palazzo Strozzi Florence, Italy (June 1951). In "Sixty Years" (New York), Wright notes that from Florence the Exhibition traveled to "Switzerland, France, German and Holland". The Exhibition catalogs are dated: Paris (April 1952), Zurich (End of May 1952), Munich (May 16 - June 15, 1952), and Rotterdam (dated June 1, 1952). After two years in Europe the exhibition crossed the Atlantic to Mexico City, then to New York (1953). After an exhibition in Los Angeles, June, 1954, the final exhibition took place in Chicago, October, 1956. The Los Angeles exhibition premiere was held at Barnsdall Park’s Municipal Art Center on June 1, 1954, then open to the public from June 2 to July 11, and was extended to July 25, 1954. A temporary pavilion, similar to the pavilion in New York, was attached to the line of kennels that reached from the house to the garage. Exhibition Model #83 & Panel #92 & #98. "Affleck House, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1941. Model." Top Left: "Johnson Laboratory Tower, Racine, Wisc., 1947." Top Right: "Shop for V. C. Morris, San Francisco, Cal., 1948."  Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954. Photographed by Loch Crane in June, 1954.

Size: B&W 2.25" negative, high res scan, and 8 x 8 B&W photograph

S#:
1045.42.1116-22
   
Date: 1954

Title: Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954 (Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation project #5427).

Description: A traveling exhibition of Wright's work, consisting of models, photographs and original drawings. A Preview of the exhibition was held in Philadelphia (January 1951). The world wide tour opened in Palazzo Strozzi Florence, Italy (June 1951). In "Sixty Years" (New York), Wright notes that from Florence the Exhibition traveled to "Switzerland, France, German and Holland". The Exhibition catalogs are dated: Paris (April 1952), Zurich (End of May 1952), Munich (May 16 - June 15, 1952), and Rotterdam (dated June 1, 1952). After two years in Europe the exhibition crossed the Atlantic to Mexico City, then to New York (1953). After an exhibition in Los Angeles, June, 1954, the final exhibition took place in Chicago, October, 1956. The Los Angeles exhibition premiere was held at Barnsdall Park’s Municipal Art Center on June 1, 1954, then open to the public from June 2 to July 11, and was extended to July 25, 1954. A temporary pavilion, similar to the pavilion in New York, was attached to the line of kennels that reached from the house to the garage. Exhibition Model #83. "Affleck House, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1941. Model." Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954. Photographed by Loch Crane in June, 1954.

Size: B&W 2.25" negative, high res scan, and 8 x 8 B&W photograph

S#:
1045.42.1116-23
   
Date: 1954

Title: Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954 (Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation project #5427).

Description: A traveling exhibition of Wright's work, consisting of models, photographs and original drawings. A Preview of the exhibition was held in Philadelphia (January 1951). The world wide tour opened in Palazzo Strozzi Florence, Italy (June 1951). In "Sixty Years" (New York), Wright notes that from Florence the Exhibition traveled to "Switzerland, France, German and Holland". The Exhibition catalogs are dated: Paris (April 1952), Zurich (End of May 1952), Munich (May 16 - June 15, 1952), and Rotterdam (dated June 1, 1952). After two years in Europe the exhibition crossed the Atlantic to Mexico City, then to New York (1953). After an exhibition in Los Angeles, June, 1954, the final exhibition took place in Chicago, October, 1956. The Los Angeles exhibition premiere was held at Barnsdall Park’s Municipal Art Center on June 1, 1954, then open to the public from June 2 to July 11, and was extended to July 25, 1954. A temporary pavilion, similar to the pavilion in New York, was attached to the line of kennels that reached from the house to the garage. Exhibition Drawing #83. "Affleck House, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1941." Sixty Years of Living Architecture Exhibition, Los Angeles 1954. Original plot plan and elevation for the Affleck House, 1941. This drawing published in Monograph 1937-1941, House for Gregory Affleck, Scheme #1, 1941, p.253. Photographed by Loch Crane in June, 1954.

Size: B&W 2.25" negative, high res scan, and 8 x 8 B&W photograph

S#:
1045.42.1116-24
   
Date: Circa 1958

Title: Gregor S. Affleck House, Circa 1958 (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Exterior viewed from the South. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the home was completed in 1941. The Living Room and Balcony are cantilevered out over the ravine. Photographed by Balthazar Korab. Similar image published in the December, 1959 issue of AIA Monthly Bulletin, Michigan, page 22-23, and the March-April 1978 issue of the Frank Lloyd Wright Newsletter, page 2.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1259.44.0514

   
Date: Circa 1958

Title: Gregor S. Affleck House, Circa 1958 (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Interior view of Loggia looking South. Floor to ceiling doors open to the Balcony. Skylights flood the area with light. The Living Room is on the left. Designed by FLW in 1940, the home was completed in 1941. Photographed by Balthazar Korab. Published in the December, 1959 issue of AIA Monthly Bulletin, Michigan, page 23, and the March-April 1978 issue of the Frank Lloyd Wright Newsletter, page 2.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1259.45.0514

   
Date: 1961

Title: Gregor S. Affleck House, 1961 (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the home was completed in 1941. Viewed from the South, the three bedrooms and two baths are on the left. The Loggia, with four sets of floor to ceiling doors, and balcony are in the center. The Living Room and Balcony are cantilevered out over the ravine on the right. Greger Affleck was born in born 1898. Elizabeth Affleck, born 1903. He was about 43 years when they moved into the home and would have been about 63 when this photograph was taken, so he is most-likely the gentleman in the foreground. Hand written on verso: "7-18-16." Stamped on verso: "Joe Clark, H.B.S.S., 20 Bartlett at Woodward, Detroit 3, Michigan, TUlsa 3-3912, Photographic Ideas. Pictures that tell a story." They lived in the home until their deaths, Elizabeth in 1973 and Gregor in 1974. The home was donated to the Lawrence Institute of Technology in 1977.

Size: Original 13.5 x 9.25 B&W photograph.

S#: 1483.23.0514

   
Date: 1961

Title: Gregor S. Affleck House, 1961 (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the home was completed in 1941. Viewed from the Southeast, down in the ravine. The Living Room and Balcony are cantilevered out over the ravine on the left, the Dining Room, Workspace and Carport are on the right. Gregor Affleck was born in born 1898. Elizabeth Affleck, born 1903. He was about 43 years when they moved into the home and would have been about 63 when this photograph was taken, so he is most-likely the gentleman in the foreground. They lived in the home until their deaths, Elizabeth in 1973 and Gregor in 1974. The home was donated to the Lawrence Institute of Technology in 1977. Photographed in July, 1961 by Joe Clark.

Size: 10 x 6.25 B&W photograph.

S#: 1483.24.0514

   
Date: 1978

Title: Gregor Affleck House Exterior 1978 (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the home was completed in 1941. Viewed from the South, the three bedrooms and two baths are on the left. The Loggia, with four sets of floor to ceiling doors, and balcony are in the center. The Living Room and Balcony are cantilevered out over the ravine on the right. Photographed by Walt Bizon in 1978. Bizon enrolled as a student at the Lawrence Institute of Technology in 1970, after graduation continued in the AV Department. As of 2010, he still worked at LIT.

Size: 10 x 6 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1978.48.0514

   
Date: 1978

Title: Gregor Affleck House Exterior 1978. Gregor S. Affleck House (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Clipping taped to verso: "Southfield College will Get Mansion. One of Detroit area’s most famous houses, the Affleck House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, has been donated to the Lawrence Institute of Technology... The Home in Bloomfield Hills was given to the college by the children of the late George S. and Elizabeth B. Affleck. A chemical engineer, Affleck was president of Colloidal Paint Products. "Mother and Dad loved the house and we wanted to help LIT by providing students an historic and creative architectural example from which to learn," said Mrs.. Mary Ann Lutomski of Bloomfield Hills. She and her brother, Gregor Affleck of Royal Oak, gave the house jointly. The house was completed in 1941 and is considered a fine example from the period of Wright’s architectural career he called ‘;Usonian’ - a way of building a structure in harmony with a site. The style included open planning in the living area and small bedrooms. It features shiplapped siding and then-novel radiant heating n polished concrete floors..." Stamped on verso: "Feb 21 1978"; "Walt Bizon". Hand written on verso: "78J6R1-20 #6". Acquired from the archives of the Detroit free Press.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1978.39.1011

   
Date: 1978

Title: Gregor Affleck House Window Detail

Description: Gregor S. Affleck House (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Photographed by Walt Bizon for the Lawrence Institute of Technology.  The home was donated to the Lawrence Institute of Technology in 1977.  It was restored in the 1980s.  "There are two things wrong with a Frank Lloyd Wright house.  People will hardly let you get one built and will hardly let you live in it when it's done." client Gregor Affleck.  Dating photograph: The thee lined printing "THIS PAPER / MANUFACTURED / BY KODAK" was commonly used in the 1970s-80s. #78J6R1-24.

Size: Original 5 x 7 silver gelatin photograph

ST#: 1978.26.0207

   
Date: 1979

Title: Gregor Affleck House Exterior

Description: Gregor S. Affleck House (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Stamped on verso: "Detroit Free Press, Dec 4 1979. Photo by Mary Schroeder". Caption pasted to verso, dated Jan 8 1980: "Before he sat down to his drawing board, Frank Lloyd Wright had Gregor Affleck select a site where no other architect would build. This house Wright designed in Bloomfield Hills sweeps over a steep ravine split by a brook." Article pasted to verso, dated Dec 12 1988: "500 inspect house built by Wright. By Jeanne May, Free Press Staff Writer. "When you walk through the Affleck House – the Bloomfield Hills house that architect Frank Lloyd Wright built in 1941 – you often feel squeezed from above above by low ceilings or squeezed from both sides by narrow hallways. ‘You have that continually in Wright buildings, because he wanted you to have the feeling you were moving through space.’ said Anthony Gholz, a member of the board of governors of the Friends of Frank Lloyd Wright-Affleck house. The land-hugging house – L-shaped and built on three levels – has an entrance room, a living-and... Dirt and waxed, through which ran hot water pipes that heat the house. Caption: The Frank Lloyd Wright-Affleck House, designed by Wright in 1941, sweeps over a steep ravine split by a brook in Bloomfield Hills." Acquired from the archives of the Detroit Free Press.

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W Print.

ST#: 1979.24.0411

   
Date: Circa 1980

Title: Gregor Affleck House Exterior circa 1980 (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the home was completed in 1941. Viewed from the Southeast, down in the ravine. The Living Room and Balcony are cantilevered out over the ravine on the left, the Dining Room, Workspace and Carport are on the right. Photographed by Walt Bizon circa 1980. Bizon enrolled as a student at the Lawrence Institute of Technology in 1970, after graduation continued in the AV Department. As of 2010, he still worked at LIT.

Size: 10 x 6.5 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1980.32.0514

   
Date: 1986

Title: Gregor Affleck House Exterior 1986 (1940 - S.274), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Description: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940, the home was completed in 1941. The bedroom wing is in the foreground on the left. The Living Room Balcony cantilevers out over the ravine on the right. Stamped on verso: "Detroit News Photographer Robinson." Label taped to verso: "Photographer: Robinson. Date: 3/4/86. Subject of Assignment: House for the Working Man. Frank Lloyd Wright. The Lawrence Institute of Tech Owns the House. Location of Assignment: 1925 N Woodlawn, Bloomington Hills. Reporter: Schwrt."

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1986.59.1214

   
   
   
ANTHONY RESIDENCE (1949 - S.315)
 
Date: 1991

Title: Howard and Helen Anthony Residence (1949 - S.315), Benton Harbor, Michigan, 1991.

Description: View from the Southwest. The master bedroom is in the foreground on the left, two baths and another bedroom is in the center, the laboratory on the right. The Anthony Residence was designed on a 30-60 degree diamond shaped module and was constructed of Madison limestone and finished with cypress. It overlooks the St. Joseph River. Photographed on September 4, 1991.  Five similar views.

Size: Original 35mm B&W negatives and 10 x 7 B&W photographs.

ST#: 1991.67.1012

   
Date: 1991

Title: Howard and Helen Anthony Residence (1949 - S.315), Benton Harbor, Michigan, 1991.

Description: View of the Living Room from the Southwest. Built-in seating is on the left. In the foreground on the far left is a tall vase very similar to the vase Wright designed in 1955 for Heritage Henredon. Just to the left of the fireplace is a reproduction of a lamp Wright designed for Taliesin in 1925. Just to the right of the fireplace, setting on the built-in cabinet, is Iannelli’s carving, "Wooden Nude in Grained Pine," 1931. The Workspace is in the background to the right. The Anthony Residence was designed on a 30-60 degree diamond shaped module and was constructed of Madison limestone and finished with cypress. It overlooks the St. Joseph River. Photographed on September 4, 1991. Five similar views.

Size: Original 35mm B&W negatives and 10 x 7 B&W photographs.

ST#: 1991.68.0613

   
Date: 1991

Title: Howard and Helen Anthony Residence (1949 - S.315), Benton Harbor, Michigan, 1991.

Description: View of the Dining Room table. Two Coonley Playhouse side chairs (1912 - S.174) are in the foreground around the built-in table. An Imperial Hotel side chair (1915 - S.194) is in the background. The Anthony Residence was designed on a 30-60 degree diamond shaped module and was constructed of Madison limestone and finished with cypress. It overlooks the St. Joseph River. Photographed on September 4, 1991. Five similar views.

Size: Original 35mm B&W negatives and 7 x 10 B&W photographs.

ST#: 1991.69.1212

   
Date: 1991

Title: Howard and Helen Anthony Residence (1949 - S.315), Benton Harbor, Michigan, 1991.

Description: Master Bedroom viewed from the South. The Living Room is beyond the bookshelf on the left, the Workspace is in the background to the right. The Anthony Residence was designed on a 30-60 degree diamond shaped module and was constructed of Madison limestone and finished with cypress. It overlooks the St. Joseph River. Photographed on September 4, 1991. Five similar views.

Size: Original 35mm B&W negatives and 10 x 7 B&W photographs.

ST#: 1991.70.1212

   
Date: 1991

Title: Howard and Helen Anthony Residence (1949 - S.315), Benton Harbor, Michigan, 1991.

Description: View of the Master Bedroom. The Anthony Residence was designed on a 30-60 degree diamond shaped module and was constructed of Madison limestone and finished with cypress. It overlooks the St. Joseph River. Just off the Living Room, the Master Bedroom is at the end of the "V" shaped home. Dresser and desk are built-in, and full length glass doors lead out to the terrace. Photographed on September 4, 1991. Five similar views.

Size: Original 35mm B&W negatives and 10 x 7 B&W photographs.

ST#: 1991.66.0912

   
   
   
GOETSCH-WINKLER RESIDENCE (1939 - S.269)
 
Date: 1991

Title: Affordable Dreams: The Goetsch-Winckler House and Frank Lloyd Wright  (Soft Cover)  (Published by the Kresge Art Museum, East Lancing, Michigan)

Author: Bandes, Susan J.

Description: Original SC List Price $21.95.  (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: 109

ST#: 1991.15.0501

   
Date: 1990

Title: Affordable Dreams: Teachers Guide  (Spiral Bound Soft Cover)

Author: Ferris, Michele

Description: (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: 32

ST#: 1990.08.0501

   
   
   
MEYER MAY RESIDENCE (1908 - S.148)
 
Date: Circa 1940

Title: Meyer S. May Residence Circa 1940 (1908 - S.148).

Description: Viewed from the South. The Living Room is on the left and the covered Veranda in the center of the first level. The Dining Room is to the right of the Veranda and Kitchen to the right. The addition from 1922 can be seen on the far right. Designed by architects Osgood & Osgood, the addition enclosed the Kitchen Veranda on the east side and adding servants quarters. Two bedrooms were added to the second floor. Bedrooms are on the second floor. Meyer S. May was married to Sophie Amberg. She past away on December 10, 1917 at the age of 38. He was a prominent clothier in Grand Rapids with A. Meyer & Sons, becoming president in 1906 of the clothing store started by his father, Abraham Meyer. He was also President of the Michigan Retail Clothiers’ Association, and involved in the National Association. He was also an original officer of the Pantlind Hotel in Grand Rapids, "one of the finest to be found in the Mid West". He was a Vice President of the Grand Rapids Anti-Tuberculosis Society. Meyer S. May past away on November 7, 1936 at the age of 65. Photographed by Gilman Lane circa 1940. Published in "In The Nature of Material", Hitchcock, 1942, Plate 162. Courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson & Burnham Archives.

Size: Original 8.75 x 7 B&W photograph.

S#: 0531.35.0612

   
Date: Circa 1940

Title: Meyer S. May Residence Circa 1940 (1908 - S.148).

Description: Viewed from the South. The Living Room is on the lower level. On the second level, the Master Bedroom in on the left, with the "Morning Room" (Sitting Room) to the right. Meyer S. May was married to Sophie Amberg. She past away on December 10, 1917 at the age of 38. He was a prominent clothier in Grand Rapids with A. Meyer & Sons, becoming president in 1906 of the clothing store started by his father, Abraham Meyer. He was also President of the Michigan Retail Clothiers’ Association, and involved in the National Association. He was also an original officer of the Pantlind Hotel in Grand Rapids, "one of the finest to be found in the Mid West". He was a Vice President of the Grand Rapids Anti-Tuberculosis Society. Meyer S. May past away on November 7, 1936 at the age of 65. Photographed by Gilman Lane circa 1940, at the same time as #531.35. Courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson & Burnham Archives.

Size: Original 8.75 x 7 B&W photograph.

S#: 0531.36.0612

   
Date: 1949

Title: Meyer S. May Residence 1949 (1908 - S.148).

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright visits Meyer May house on May 24, 1949. Viewed from the Southwest. Wright points to details of the design with his cane. The Living Room is on the left, the Entrance is on the right. There are three large built in planters on the lower level. One is on the left behind Wright, on the end of the Living Room, the second is in the foreground on the end of the half-wall. The driveway runs alone the far side of the house, yet the front yard had been covered in concrete. On the second floor, a bedroom cantilevers out to the left. Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Library.

Size: 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0
798.27.1017
   
Date: 1965

Title: Meyer S. May Residence 1965 (1908 - S.148).

Description: Viewed from the Southwest. Wright mixed wood, brick, glass and copper sheathing to form and extraordinary design. The Living Room is on the left, the Entrance is in the center, the original veranda is to the right. There are three large built in planters on the lower level. On the left, on the end of the Living Room, in the foreground on the end of the half-wall, and on the far right, on the end of the Veranda. The driveway runs alone the far side of the house, yet when Frank Lloyd Wright visited the home on May 24, 1949, the front yard was already partially covered in concrete. But between then and the taking of the photograph, the area to the left of the Terrace and Living Room were also covered in concrete. On the second floor, a bedroom cantilevers out to the left. By 1919 (The Meyer May House, Steelcase, 1987, p.3) the Balcony to the upper right had already been enclosed by glass. Photographed by Allen Stross in 1965.

Size: Original 4 x 5 B&W negative and 810 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1
628.57.0917
   
Date: 1965

Title: Meyer S. May Residence 1965 (1908 - S.148).

Description: Viewed from the Southeast of the exterior Living Room window detail. Wright mixed wood, brick, glass and copper sheathing to form and extraordinary design. Meyer S. May was married to Sophie Amberg. She past away on December 10, 1917 at the age of 38. He was a prominent clothier in Grand Rapids with A. Meyer & Sons, becoming president in 1906 of the clothing store started by his father, Abraham Meyer. He was also President of the Michigan Retail Clothiers’ Association, and involved in the National Association. He was also an original officer of the Pantlind Hotel in Grand Rapids, "one of the finest to be found in the Mid West". He was a Vice President of the Grand Rapids Anti-Tuberculosis Society. Meyer S. May past away on November 7, 1936 at the age of 65. Photographed by Allen Stross in 1965. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1628.23.0612

   

Envelope

Date: 1987

Title: The Meyer May House: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Author: Steelcase; Scully, Vincent

Description: The Meyer May House Press Kit. Includes booklet with matching envelope, Brochure and DVD.  (First Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 16

ST#: 1987.16.0304

Date: DVD

Title: The Renewing of a Vision - The Restoration of The Meyer May House Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Author: Steelcase

Description: The Meyer May House Press Kit. Includes booklet with matching envelope, Brochure and DVD.  (R) 1987, 2002.  There were no DVDs in 1987, so I assume that this was a documentary produced in 1987, burned as a DVD in 2002.

Size:

Pages: 35 Minutes

ST#: 1987.17.0304

   
Date: 1987

Title: Meyer May Residence (1908 - S.148) Living Room 1987.

Description: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1908, Steelcase, Inc. completely restored the home, and opened it to the public. Similar view published in "Frank Lloyd Wright Chicago" (Sonderheft) p.72. Note upholstered armchairs on either side of the desk, very similar to the upholstered armchair in the Robie house photographed circa 1910. ("Frank Lloyd Wright and George Mann Niedecken", 1999, p. 38). Wright designed some of the Robie and May furniture, some was in conjunction with George Mann Niedecken, and some may have been designed by Niedecken for the May House. Stamped on verso: "Date Used, Dec 25 1988". "Date Used, Sep 29, 1991".  Wright Chairs.

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

S#: 1987.79.0214

   
Date: 1987

Title: Meyer May Dining Room 1987, (1908 - S.148).

Description: Stamped on verso: "Nov 10 1987". Label on verso: "Dining Room. The table in the Meyer May House dining room is the most unique piece of furniture in the home, featuring four built-in lamps at the corners. The pattern in the stain lass shades reemphasizes the geometric window motif. The rug, also custom designed was reproduced from original drawings." Acquired from the archives of the Baltimore-Sun.

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1987.72.0511

   
Date: 1987

Title: Meyer May Master Bedroom

Description: Meyer May Master Bedroom 1987, (1908 - S.148). Stamped on verso: "Nov 10 1987". Label on verso: "Master Bedroom. The Master Bedroom of the Meyer May House features an original Wright-designed bed from the Charles Helmer Collection. On the north wall is a smaller but similar version of the living room fireplace. The large window seat, surrounded by five windows, is an example of Wright’s concept of integrating outside and inside spaces. Wright’s attention to detail led him to design most of the furniture throughout the house. Even the embroidery pattern for the bed linen is based on early sketches. Steelcase Inc. Grand Rapids, Michigan." For additional details concerning the Lady’s Dresser, see "Frank Lloyd Wright and George Mann Niedecken", 1999, p. 31. Note the low back chair. Very similar to one found in Wright’s Home & Studio Circa 1911), William Martin Residence (1902), Coonley Residence (1908), but this version lacks the back spindles. Stamped on verso of second copy: "Date Used, Dec 25 1988". Acquired from the archives of the Baltimore-Sun. Wright Chairs.

Size: Two original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1987.67.0511, 1987.80.0214

   
Date: 1987

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright. Meyer May House, Grand Rapids, Michigan. (1908 - S.148).

Description: The Meyer May house was commissioned in 1908 by a prominent Grand Rapids clothier; designed by America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright; and restored to its original concept by Steelcase Inc. in 1987. The Steelcase and Wright connection goes back to 1936 when Steelcase was contracted to manufacture Wright-designed office furniture for the Johnson Wax Administration." Informational brochure includes a general information and history of the building and Wright, and tour information. Includes eight photographs. 3.9 x 8.5. Pp 8. Insert: Updated 1988 tour information. Gift from Kathryn Smith.

Size: 3.75 x 8.5

Pages: Pp1

ST#: 1987.69.0811

   
Date: 1987

Title: Meyers May Stained Glass Panel. 

Description: Produced in conjunction with the 1986-1987 restoration of the Meyer May House, Grand Rapids, MI.

Size: 6 x 12

ST#: 1987.22.0700

   
Date: 1988

Title: Meyer May Residence (1908 - S.148) Exterior 1988.

Description: Label pasted to verso: "The Meyer May House in Grand Rapids Heritage Hill Historic District was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1908. Steelcase, inc. completely restored the house, its interior and grounds and opened it to the public last year." Stamped on verso: "Feb 3 1988".

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1988.61.0312

   
Date: 1989

Title: Meyer May Residence (1908 - S.148), Set of five postcards 1989.

Description: Set of five postcards and an envelope produced by Steelcase.

Size: Each card is 8 x 4.5.

ST#: 1989.101.0316 (1-5)

 

 

1) Exterior view of the Meyer May Residence from the Southeast. Verso: "The Meyer May House in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Generally regarded as the most completely and authentically restored of all Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie houses. Designed in 1908 for the owner of a gentlemen’s clothing store and restored to its original design context in 1986 by Steelcase Inc. © 1989 Steelcase Inc. Grand Rapids, MI 49501. Form Number S-291."

 

2) View of the Living Room. Verso: "Living Room Library Alcove. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Meyer May house in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1908. The architect positioned the house for maximum solar effect on skylights and windows. Art-glass windows patterns are repeated in linens and carpets reproduced during the 1986 restoration of the house by Steelcase Inc."

 

3) View of the Reception Gallery. Verso: "Reception gallery. The Meyer May House in Grand Rapids, Michigan was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1908. George Niedecken’s hollyhock mural was painstakingly recovered from beneath six layers of paint during the 1986 restoration of the home by Steelcase Inc."

 

4) View of the Dining Room. Verso: " ‘Room-within -a-room’ dining. A unique dining concept employed in the Meyer May House in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a 1908 Frank Lloyd Wright design. Straight-backed chairs and corner lights served to sequester family and guests during meal times. The house was restored by Steelcase Inc. In 1986."

 

5) View of the Master Bedroom. Verso: "Master bedroom. A cantilevered window seat and double-pitched ceiling are elements of the master bedroom in the Meyer May House. A larger version of the fireplace occupies a living room wall. Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1908 and restored by Steelcase Inc. in 1986."

   
Date: 1989

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: Meyer May House, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Author: Steelcase

Description: The Meyer May House Press Kit. Brochure produced by Steelcase.  Looks like a reprint of a 1989 brochure indicating four tours in 2003.

Size:

Pages: Pp 6

ST#: 1989.25.0304

   
   
   
WILLIAM & MARY PALMER RESIDENCE (1950 - S.332)
 
Date: 2007

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Palmer House (Published by University of Washington Press, Seattle, London)

Author: Hildebrand, Grant; with Ann & Leonard K Eaton

Description: An in depth study of Wright's Palmer House, build in the early 1950s in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Working from extensive materials gathered by Ann and Leonard Eaton (Two Chicago Architects), Grant Hildebrand crafts the story of Billy and Mary Palmer's extraordinary home. He presents in detail the events surrounding the Palmers' selection of Wright as architect; Wright's personal creation of the design; the challenges, and the craftsmanship, of its construction; the evolution of its garden and teahouse; the role of the house as a setting for the Palmers' lives; and an analysis of its remarkable formal and spatial qualities. (From publisher’s description.) Original list price $30.00. (First Edition)

Size: 8 x 9.5

Pages: 125

ST#: 2007.48.0708

   
   
   
SARA & MELVYN MAXWELL SMITH RESIDENCE (1946 - S.287)
 
Date: 1975

Title: Melvyn Maxwell Smith Residence, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. (1946 - S.287).

Description: Exterior. Article taped to verso: "...It has been 25 years now. A quarter of a century since Smith, an English teacher now retired, finished building it. A quarter of a century after Smith, a would-be architect, suggested a design change that Wright -- acknowledged as one of the great architects – accepted and praised. A quarter of a century of utter fascination with the house and the man who designed it. It’s rare for a man to possess one great possession, said Smith, ‘but my most precious possession is my home.’ From the road, the house shows little more than cypress wood, brick, and a succession of tiny off-shaped windows. But on the other side of the house, the side a passer-by can’t see, complex geometries of glass sheets project in and out of that brick and cyprus framework. ‘It seems like a natural outcropping,’ said Smith, staring at the building. ‘Like a rock, or a bush or a tree." Wright believed that architecture should complement and blend with he land which surrounds it. So when Smith shows off his house, like any good advocate of Wright’s ‘organic architecture,’ he begins with a tour of the three acres of grounds. ‘This was all a swamp meadow before we dredged it up,’ he says... No other homes are visible from the rear of the house. Smith prefers it that way. Stamped on verso: "Photo by Richard Lee" and "Detroit Free Press, Aug 21, 1975". Published August 29, 1975. Acquired from the archives of the Detroit Free Press.

Size: Original 10x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1996.06.0311

   
Date: 1975

Title: Living room, Melvyn Maxwell Smith Residence, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. (1946 - S.287)

Description: Caption pasted on verso: "Thirty-six feet of built-in couch and shelf space provide space for lots of people and things in Smith’s living room." Stamped on verso: "Photo by Richard Lee" and "Aug 29, 1975". Published August 29, 1975.

Size: Original 10x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1996.05.0211

   
Date: 1982

Title: Melvyn Maxwell Smith Residence, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. (1946 - S.287).

Description: Exterior 1982. Article taped to verso: "A house tour even architects can love. By Louis Cook, Free Press Editorial Writer. House tours are popular in the Detroit area. ...another house on the tour, the home of Melvyn Smith. They built it themselves from plans prepared by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is a doll house, nestled behind junipers and mostly surrounded by lakes and ponds, one of the best examples of Mr. Wright’s feelings that a home should be scarcely distinguishable from the landscape surrounding it. The Smith house was put together with such loving care that its timbers are affixed with screws instead of nails. For years there was not a nail in the place, but one of the Smith children finally drove one in to hang something up, causing some trauma in the family. Tall people are advised to remove hats. The late Mr. Wright designed the place to the height of his client, who is five feet six." Caption: "The Melvyn Smith home was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright with the owner’s height in mind – 5 foot 6." Stamped on verso: "Oct 2 1982". Photograph by Ira Rosenberg. Acquired from the archives of the Detroit Free Press.

Size: Original 10x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1982.36.0911

   
Date: 1992

Title: Living room, Melvyn Maxwell Smith Residence, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. (S.288) (1946).

Description: North corner of Living Room. Possibly photographed by J. Discher. 1992. This photograph used and published in the Detroit Times on January 2, 1993, 3D.

Size: Original B&W photograph, 5 x 7

ST#: 1992.66.1109

   
Date: 1999

Title: Building A Dream, The Sara Smith Story  (Published by the Smith Publishing Group, Inc. Santa Barbara, CA)  (Hard Cover DJ)

Author: Watterson, Kathryn

Description: Included in the story is the building of the Sara and Melvyn Maxwell Smith Residence (S.287 1946) in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  Includes 23 photographs related to the home.  Original cover price $20.00. (First Edition)

Size: 6.5 x 9.75

Pages: 250

ST#: 1999.55.0307

   
   
   
WEST MICHIGAN MAGAZINE
 
Date: 1987

Title: West Michigan Magazine - October 1987 (Published monthly by the West Michigan Telecommunications Foundation, Grand Rapids.)

Author: 1) McGookey, Kathi; 2) Atwell, Amy; 3) Hartley

Description: 1) "Discovering
Frank Lloyd Wright." Concerns Frank Lloyd Wright.  2) "Touring the Meyer May." Article concerns the Meyer May house, Grand Rapids.  3) "At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright." Article about Anne and Tom Logan, living in the Amberg House, Grand Rapids.  4) "Frank Lloyd Wright’s West Michigan." Text and photographs concerning: The Gertz Cottage, Whitehall 1902; The Heritage Hill Houses, Grand Rapids 1909, May and Amberg Houses; Summer Houses, Grand Rapids 1916, Bagley, Carr and Vosbergh Houses; The Acres – Galesburg, The 1940s, Parkwyn Village; St. Joseph’s Snow Flake: A Distant Relation; The Alpaugh House, Northport 1947; The Anthony, Harper and Schultz Residence Benton Harbor/St. Joseph 1950. Includes 24 photographs. Also includes a number of ads related to Wright homes. Original cover price $2.00. Gift from Kathryn Smith.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 18; 19-25; 26-28, 31; 34-44

ST#:
1987.89.0618
   
   
   
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