Maquoketa · December 8-9, 2007
Rose Frantzen's Portrait of Maquoketa
Our hosts & Ellen at CUs
Wayne, George, Carmen, & Mary
The Russell (Rensalaer) House, built in 1861
The Snowden House, built around 1891
These are both fine houses, without being grand. These are from inside theRussell House:
The armchair in the servant's room had dogs heads for arm rests. Quite a lot ofthe family's clothes are around the house.
In the same modest spirit, in a sense, is Cedar Rock, the Walter residence by Frank Lloyd Wrightat Quasqueton. You get to the house courtesy of John Deere. En route
Only a couple dozen of these red tiles wereaffixed to Wright houses; they were reserved for the houses he supervised closely, right down tothe cooking pots. Above the second chair below, right in the middle of the back, the two windowpanes join with just barely a seam showing, the same fine style we saw at Fallingwater.
This is how I see myself in a Wright house.
Quasqueton has a splendid Civil War memorial and decorated the cemetery beautifully for July4
| ||One group of the 180 portraits that make up Rose's Portrait of Maquoketa|
At Squires Manor: photo at left by Tom Sisul
photo at left by Tom Sisul
Eleanore, Ellen, George,
January 2, 2008