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Clearing Up The Question Of A "Wolfe" House In Minnesota

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 12, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Eric last modified May 11, 2015

Krista Van Laan, author of Frank Delos Wolfe: California Prairie Architecture, was able to clear up the question of the why a Minneapolis home looks so much like one of San Jose architect Frank Delos Wolfe's California works. More after the jump... She writes: "The follow-up from Anthony Thompson with the photo of the Benjamin & Cora Franklin house in Minneapolis was perfect, and is something that is addressed in the book. Frank Wolfe's Col...




 

 

6a00d8341bf72a53ef01bb0827060b970d-800wiKrista Van Laan, author of Frank Delos Wolfe: California Prairie Architecture, was able to clear up the question of the why a Minneapolis home looks so much like one of San Jose architect Frank Delos Wolfe's California works. More after the jump...

She writes:

"The follow-up from Anthony Thompson with the photo of the Benjamin & Cora Franklin house in Minneapolis was perfect, and is something that is addressed in the book. Frank Wolfe's Col house in San Jose appeared in trade magazines and was covered in a good-sized spread (with plans) in Western Architect in 1914. It's assumed that the Minneapolis house was copied from the magazine. There are enough differences between the two to make it unlikely Wolfe himself was closely involved, although it is possible. It would be great to find more Wolfe lookalikes around the country."

Thanks for your message, Krista. If you want to learn more about Frank Delos Wolfe, then be sure to pick up a copy of the book here. Then keep your eyes open for any other copies out there!

Image copyright Anthony Thompson


 

 

 
 
 

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