Saturday, February 8, 2014

John Farson House/Oak Park, Illinois: veranda floor tiles

George Washington Maher, architect
Farson House; 1897; Oak Park, Illinois
Main entry (east) veranda floor tiles
photograph by versluis, 2013

Quotes on architecture by George W. Maher (1864-1926):

“The architect should grasp all opportunities and adhering strictly to the requirements of the situation, harmonize all inspiration into his work.” (1)

“dip deep into the currents of life around us, feel the pulse of the times and then actually execute the ideals of the present hour, and if we do this work truthfully, intelligently, our efforts will be enduring.” (2)

  1. Woolever, Mary. “Prairie School Works in the Department of Architecture at The Art Institute of Chicago.” The Prairie School: Design Vision for the Midwest 20.2 (1995): 142. Print.
  2. Ibid.

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