RE: [mythsoc] Bartlesville OK etc.
- At 05:51 PM 5/27/2006 -0500, Jay Hershberger wrote:
>Bartlesville actually has a big city skyline with 4 or 5 tall buildings.Very respectable for a town its size, but I've seen "big city skylines"
with considerably more than that.
>The OK Mozart Festival... sounds delightful but it will be long over by Mythcon time. For me,
one unfortunate side effect of Mythcons being in the summer is that you get
to travel to interesting places which, unless there's a festival going on
at the moment, will be symphonically dead. That, and the heat. My
favorite thing about Kilauea? It was cool up there!
>(a hot hamburger is a slice of white bread with aGravy sounds good, but french fries _on_ a hamburger does not appeal.
>fried hamburger patty on top, covered with thick, fresh cut fries, and
>doused all over with a brown gravy that is so magnificent you don't care if
>your arteries clog in the process).
- My favorite Bartlesville memory from childhood is riding the Katy railroad
passenger train from Oklahoma City to Bartlesville by myself when I was
about 8 or 9. My aunt and uncle picked me up at the train. Every time I
read the Narnia books, I think of my childhood rail trip.
I just got back from Norman where Janet took me around to look at the
buildings we will be in this summer for Mythcon. I think the facilities
will be convenient. I want to visit the fine arts museum on campus while I
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- Gravy sounds good, but french fries _on_ a hamburger does not appeal.
Then you'd best avoid Primanti's whenever you go to the Strip District in Pittsburgh -- not only fries, but coleslaw and tomatoes as well, are stuffed INTO every sandwich!
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- Well, I've just been lent one of the few remaining copies of a brochure
on Bruce Goff's designs in the Norman area. I will copy it and put it
in the registration packet. There's a cluster of four homes (including
the teepee) just a block from our site, and one two blocks away. There's
a website where you can see a slide show of some of Goff's houses here:
dir=2001/0228&article=culture_1-1.html&image=11306_image_2.jpg. And if
you really like his stuff, you can buy a set of Viewmaster reels on
Amazon! I don't think I've ever seen the animal carved in the dead tree
-- I'll look for it.
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Of Joe R. Christopher
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 9:11 PM
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Subject: [mythsoc] Bartlesville OK etc.
Jay's email (below) interested me because I also grew up in Bartlesville
(a bit earlier). I took a couple of architecture courses at O.U. when
Bruce Goff was head of the department there (he liked one of my abstract
designs). A few years ago I took a tour of the Price Tower in
Bartlesville for the first time since it opened--the people there have
been restoring it to its original Frank Lloyd Wright interiors.
Delightful. There were also some very good Bruce Goff paintings on the
second floor. (The Wright houses and Unitarian Church around Chicago I
have also visited.) About ten years ago, one of the museums in Fort
Worth had a display of Bruce Goff's architectural designs. And I
remember a slide show he did once (when I was a student) of a house he
designed for one of the northern states--a lovely shot of a snow-covered
yard sweeping up to a house with large lumps of hard coal set in white
concrete (the clerestory beneath the roof of the house was not hard
coal but large lumps of melted glass; with the lights on in the house at
night they produced a series of blue areas in a strip, but during the
day they looked the same as the coal). That was from the outside; from
the inside during the day they let in a cool blue light. Janet, years
ago, when I lived in Norman, there was a teepee-shaped house some place
to the west of the campus, I think. No one was living in it, but Lynn
and I got chased away from it one time by the man who owned it who lived
next door; I think it was being used for storage. Is it still there?
Also, you might mention as a minor attraction in Norman the carved
animal figure at the top of a dead tree in the front yard at 474 Elm
(not far from the campus); the woman who designed that (she died earlier
year) was part Seminole, so it ties to the AmerIndian motif of Mythcon.
At 12:31 PM 5/26/2006, you wrote:
>Message 7ol' days.
> From: "Jay Hershberger" hershjay@...
> Date: Fri May 26, 2006 7:53am(PDT)
>Subject: Re: Oklahoma
>JC: Yes! Some of them in walking distance of the conference center were
>designed by Bruce Goff, a Frank Lloyd Wright student. And if you make
>a side trip up to Bartlesville, you can see the only high-rise FLW
>designed -- and stay in it, because it's a very nice hotel!
>I grew up in Bartlesville in the 70s when that odd looking structure
>was the Price Pipeline Co. The ophthalmologist I saw regularly as a
>kid also practiced in the Price Tower as it was called back in the good
>There is not a single horizontal right angle in that entire building.------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~-->
>Quite a unique structure.
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