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FLW Designed Train Station In Glencoe, IL?

 
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Wrightgeek



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:28 pm    Post subject: FLW Designed Train Station In Glencoe, IL? Reply with quote

Why is this project not listed in the Storrer Guide? And whatever became of the 2005 proposal to have the station rebuilt, as discussed in one of the linked articles?

http://www.prairiemod.com/prairiemod/2011/12/frank-lloyd-wrights-railroad-stations.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2FEFdF+%28PrairieMod+Daily%29
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outside in



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My understanding is that a contractor had volunteered materials and labor to construct the station but then backed down. Cute little station on the good 'ole north shore electric railroad. There is a limestone semi-circular seating area not far from the train station site and I've always wondered if that was Jens Jensen's contribution to the subdivision, as he was listed as the Landscape Architect on the original plans.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is mention of the station with a small picture in Carla Lind's "Lost Wright," page 115. There is also an earlier post on this site that includes that photo, which may be the only one known. If you have the patience to dig through all the published work of Storrer online and off, you will probably find some reference to it along with an explanation of why he did not include it in his catalog.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The photo in Lind is the second of the ones shown on PrairieMod's linked page, above. Here is Carla Lind's text:




1996 Carla Lind, Lost Wright, (Simon & Schuster)
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peterm



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely fascinating... Flat roof, one story, pre-Schindler Kings Road house, pre Usonian! Testing an idea that he knew would not fly as a domestic structure (at least at that time...)
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup.

http://savewright.org/wright_chat/viewtopic.php?t=7820
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