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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:33 PM
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Wright-style house torn down in Seattle - WHAT A WAY TO START THE MORNING!
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 12:33 PM by DinoBoy
Friday, January 23, 2004

Queen Anne reels after Wright-style house is torn down

By REGINA HACKETT
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER ART CRITIC


Pre-1940 view of the J.C. Black house: Overhanging roof, horizontal design, expanse of closely linked windows show Wright's influence.

Lois Soiffer's daily walk along Queen Anne Hill's West Highland Drive lost some of its charm last weekend, when the architecturally significant J.C. Black house at 222 W. Highland Drive, across the street from Kerry Park, was demolished.

The street offers a sweeping view of the city and is a draw for tourists and residents alike.

"I don't believe neighborhoods should never change, but change takes place in context," she said. "That house was part of the bones of the neighborhood and needed to stay. It was too beautiful to tear down."

Another neighbor, artist Cathy Sarkowsky, said she felt betrayed. "They tore it down without any notice or communication with people who live here," she said. Saturday morning, she noticed a crew of people working around the house and asked what they were doing. After being reassured they were doing maintenance, she left and came home in the afternoon to find the house partially torn down.

More at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:02 PM
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1. kick
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:31 PM
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2. What?!?!?!? THOSE FIENDS!!!!!
:argh: :mad: :grr:

What a BEAUTIFUL house! Same price to refurbish as to construct new, and the new owner chooses new. PLEASE let it NOT be some McMansion monstrosity.
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:35 PM
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3. you know it will be...
some asswipe will put up a particle board palace in place of a goddamn landmark...

People suck.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:37 PM
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4. Why don't *I* have $5 million bucks?
Why do assholes like that guy have it? Argh!
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:37 PM
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5. I love architecture and Wright was one of my favorites
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 01:44 PM by Lostmessage
But, I can't stand to hear or look at them because it reminds me of someone that i use to know who doesn't talk to me anymore.

They shouldn't be tearing homes down like that.
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jimbo fett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:39 PM
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6. Horrible, horrible! What a beautiful home! Surely, it could've been saved
What's going in its place? A Kwikee Mart?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:41 PM
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7. So, the new owner decided to build a new house.
Of course it would have been the same price to save the old house and build a new one, but what the hell? When you're a rich asshole, who cares about history?
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:24 PM
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8. Probably not just a new house. Likely a McMansion with too many rooms
with a 3" periphery of land.
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