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Pensacola FL - Anything else interesting?
Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:09 pm
Going there over the weekend.
Anything architecturally interesting to see there other than the "beached" futuro and the "Dome of a Home" curiosity?
No Dinosaur Adventure Land for me... sorry!
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:19 am
i know it well.
moved my in-laws away after Katrina.
and i lived in new orleans for years. i think futuro is still there.
i almost bought one 5 yrs ago. (a crazy passion of mine after i watched one go
to a dump. i cried. all i needed was a helicopter !)
i think a trip to the area is a 'have fun' and make it personal. and share what
you find. it would be painful for me...
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:18 am
John Lautner and Bruce Goff each designed a home out on the panhandle though I have never been able to track down their exact location. I've long wondered if either has survived human and/or natural "alteration".
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:47 pm
For the Goff project, a little internet search returned the following info:
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Wilson House (1950-1951 or 1953)
Star Route 99, Bay Road
Pensacola (Bay), Florida
Structural Engineer (also credited as associate architect): J. Palmer Boggs
Strange address, I found a "Bay Blvd" next to Scenic HWY 90 & a "Star Lake Dr"...
I've just received information to the fact that the Bruce Goff designed house had burned down.
It was apparently situated on Perdido Bay (where a CR-99 route exists).
There's also a Twitchell & Rudolph house (Rubin residence) from 1951-53.
Someone gave me information that it was still standing, but I unfortunately do not have an address for it
Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:11 pm
I keep "talking" to myself here, but anyhow... I finally found , but only after I had left the place.
But! I also saw a couple of pretty cool contemporary pieces: and also (website instructions: wait... ENTER->SELECT PROJECTS->Residential->Transparent House II ...& there are two sets of thumbnails).
I also stopped in nearby Seaside, where The Truman Show was shot, and where , & a few "things".
Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:12 am
Thanks for the information on the long, lost Lautner. I first found a citation to it in a German guide to Lautner's work. I don't think it's mentioned in any of the other books. Did you get to see the house while you were down there?