Over the holidays sad news reached us that Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice and Taliesin Architect David Elgin Dodge passed away on December 30, 2021 at the age of 91. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's Whirling Arrow blog recently posted a celebration of David's life and career.
David was an integral part of the Taliesin Fellowship and over the years he had many experiences at both Taliesin and Taliesin West, including working on the Taliesin Birdwalk and living for 17 years in a triangular, Wright-designed tent. You can read more about his amazing life here.
After more than two years of planning and a Covid-related delay, James Sandoro is ready to begin expanding his Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum in New York state from a single building (which contains a built version of a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed automobile service station) into a campus with a trio of buildings.
The $5 million project, the first phase of a larger $15 million expansion plan, will cross a key pre-development hurdle when the Buffalo Common Council approves the sale of portions of Carroll Street, including parts of the street designed Frank Lloyd Wright Way and Carroll Place. All of those portions border the museum at 263 Michigan Ave. “Getting control of the streets allows me to create the larger campus,” Sandoro said. Read more here.
The Palo Alto Historical Association in California recently posted to Vimeo an interview of John Hanna, son of Paul and Jean Hanna who commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design their home on the Stanford University campus. John grew up in the home, also known as the Honeycomb House, built in 1937. Karen Holman, former Palo Alto Mayor, conducts the interview. Watch it here.