WRIGHT, FRANK LLOYD. 1867-1959.
Archive of material relating to the Allen Friedman house in Bannockburn, IL., including: a TYPED LETTER SIGNED ("FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT"), 1 p recto and verso, 4to, Scottsdale, AZ, April 5, 1958, on Taliesin West letterhead, to Allen Friedman, decrying his "wholly artificial" estimates and informing Friedman he is "sending to you an experienced former apprentice to see what we can do to help you reduce costs"; A WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM, Frank Lloyd Wright to Friedman, Spring Green, Wisconsin, May 27, 1958, regarding revisions to blueprints; A COPY OF A BLUEPRINT PLAN, 15.5 x 22 inches, Taliesin Associated Architects - Cornelia Brierly, (unevenly folded); AN UNSIGNED PLAN IN PENCIL, 24 x 25 inches, calculations in bottom corner, labeled "DR 2996 / Friedman" on reverse (creased); 3 COPIES OF TYPED DUPLICATE SPECIFICATIONS, approximately 60 pp each, representing various stages of revision (and with 2 additional partial copies); APPROXIMATELY 15 PLATS OF SURVEY by Earl M. Smith and Associates and Greeley-Howard-Norlin; A TLS ("OLGIVANNA LLOYD WRIGHT"), 1 p, 4to, 1959, to Friedman; 21 TLSs ("EUGENE MASSELINK"), approximately 25 pp, 4to, Spring Green, WI, 1956-59, on Taliesin letterhead, to Friedman, pertaining to various aspects of the project; approximately 15 PP OF CORRESPONDENCE from Taliesin associated architects to Friedman; manuscript notes and approximately 50 PP OF TYPED DRAFTS OF LETTERS FROM FRIEDMAN TO WRIGHT, heavily corrected and amended in manuscript; approximately 100 pp of correspondence between Friedman and various trade contractors; bank books and contracts related to the house.
The Friedman house in Bannockburn, IL., was one of Frank Lloyd Wright's last designs. The plan was revised from three to two wings just before Wright's death, and its completion was seen through by Taliesin Associated Architects. The house is a brick version of the stone Arnold residence, which Wright based on the solar hemicycle. Storrer S.403.