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Old 04-06-2016, 05:53 AM   #1
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An Early Affordable House

Founder, Alice Walton, daughter of Sam Walton of Walmart fame, has built the beautiful Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, which opened in 2011.

Designed by Moshe Safdie

restaurant (no flash photography allowed)

On the floor are free mints to eat. They do look pretty as a carpet.

One jewel Ms. Walton has collected is a Usonian home, the 1954 Bachman-Wilson, that was disassembled at its original site in Somerset County, New Jersey, and reassembled on the Museum grounds, opening to the public in the fall of 2015.

I like Mr. Wright's placement of artistic adornment, or fretwork, on the upper windows.

Did you know (you probably did) that Frank Lloyd Wright, during the Great Depression, designed the Usonian homes to be affordable for the middle class? (Forgive the image quality.)

Missed the tour

New York Times
Real Estate
August 18, 2017
"How to Sell a Frank Lloyd Wright House"

An illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright
Get to know the architect’s signature buildings
"For Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday, ..."

From a terrific feature piece highlighting some of the greatest American design
ideas for buildings, homes, parks and towns:

Mr. Wright’s Robie House

The Museum is in the scenic Ozark Mountains and has several nature trails.

Bentonville downtown square and the Walton Museum, Walton's first five and dime. His first Walmart store is in neighboring Rogers, Arkansas.

Last edited by EdMc; 12-08-2018 at 09:25 PM. Reason: Added highly enjoyable link featuring some of the greatest American design ideas for buildings, homes, parks and towns.
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