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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Made my day . . .

BINGO 
Saw a FB post on Frank Lloyd Wright Home influence in Mason City, Hampton, Iowa this morning 
(and now I can’t find the post) BUT . . . 
it brought back memories of my young marriage with my late husband, Gary K. Gordon.

We managed an apartment complex, owned by one of Gary’s professors, from 1961-1966 
and I just now, after looking for years for pictures of the complex, 
plus driving around Milwaukee years back, trying to locate this complex, 
I FOUND INFO on Wikimedia.  
Our son Scott Gordon was born while we lived here.  
WOW . . . gives me goose bumps to have found this info . . . 
(no doubt, more stories will follow)

The third unit, top floor, is where we lived. 
Each very large unit was a 2 BR, plus Kitchen, LR, DR, bathroom, storage unit.  
Coal heat, tending to the furnaces was a full time job.  
I took the bus out in front of the apartment to my teaching job in West Allis, WI, each morning, evening.  
We managed the units plus paid $15 a month to live here.
*****
Internet info -
“The American System-Built Homes, Burnham Street District, Milwaukee. NRHP, 
designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Taken on April 24, 2009. 
The picture shows three of the four model F duplexes, with the model B1 bungalow 
(on the far right) undergoing renovation, and covered by plastic. 
Attribute to Kevin S. Hansen.”

thank you for visiting
‘til next time,
love
lynne




9 comments:

Retired Knitter said...

When bits and pieces of our distant past float to the surface in our present, it is almost an out of body experience. I experience some of that when I drove past a house I lived in as a child. I also Google Video Mapped my grand parents home in Staten Island. The house is still standing - but appears so much smaller than I remember it.

bill burke said...

Very cool, I love the designs of those houses.
Glad you found what you were looking for.
Have a wonderful day, Lynne.

Shari Burke said...

How fun to have found the info you've been searching for at last!

Kim said...

Amazing feeling isn' it? I have been looking for my grandmother's house for years. We have no photos of it, so it was impossible to describe the house to my kids. But I found it recently, too...a real estate listing and I gave them "the tour"!! SO happy you were able to find it!!

barb said...

I love his designs and this apartment building is beautiful.

This N That said...

Coal heat!! I remember those days..I love the clean lines of those houses..Hope you are having a good week..Hugs

Marge in Michigan said...

Good morning, Lynne! I too like Frank Lloyd Wright homes. There is one near here that was moved from a small lake to private property. The owners have kept its charm and it is lovely in the new setting.
Enjoy your day, Lynne. I hope we can get together soon. Hugs to you!

Jeanie said...

Frank Lloyd Wright homes were really remarkable and rather diverse. We have a couple in Lansing. I love that the memories came through as well!

A Joyful Cottage said...

What a great memory, Lynne. I wonder if you knew at the time how even more famous Frank Lloyd Wright would become. His popularity certainly hasn't faded. Hugs, Nncy