Wilson House Part I and II

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Wilson House Part I and II

Postby JAB » Fri Oct 11, 2002 8:01 am

Has anyone ever had the opportunity to tour the Wilson House in Temple, TX?

http://www.recentpast.org/research/tours/


[edited from another post by the webmasterin order not to have 2 topics with the same name 10-11-02]

Just wanted to share another link and picture of this interesting house.

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/evergreen.h ... ies/484437

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Postby Joe » Fri Oct 11, 2002 11:23 am

JB: the Wilson house is featured in the book called Contemporary by Lesley Jackson, a must for any modern architecture book collection.

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/bookse ... 0714837571

While the interior is covered with tons of Wilson Art laminant, the exterior is really not to special.

The Wilson Art web site used to have a goos story about it, but since been removed, or I can't find it.

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Postby JAB » Fri Oct 11, 2002 11:33 am

Joe, thanks for the book link. From what I read, the Mid-Century Modern furniture was not original to the house but, was added during the "restoration". Yes, the exterior design is referred to as a "ranch".

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Postby Futura Girl » Fri Oct 11, 2002 11:36 am

Just a note from your friendly webmaster! The book Contemporary and several other fine book recommendations to start off your complete library collection for your Modern pad are listed under Recommended Reading:
http://www.lottaliving.com/reading.shtml

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Postby Joe » Sat Oct 12, 2002 7:39 am

Oops. I gave you the wrong book. After double checking, I discovered it was actually Classic Modern by Debra Dietsch, another must-have with lots 'o color. Sorry, M-M, I didn't see this one on your list, or I would have used the appropriate link.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... 84-5983243

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Postby JAB » Sat Oct 12, 2002 9:42 am

Oh well, I'm sure that I'll enjoy them both.


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