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  Westcott House Theological Training College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Brooke Foss Westcott (1825-1901), Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge in 1870, was concerned with the standard of theological education within the universities, as well as the wider church.
Westcott was concerned not purely with theology as an academic discipline, but was also keen to make connections between academic theology and the society in which the Church ministered.
The House re-opened in 1919 with a new Principal, the Rev'd B.K. Cunningham.
www.westcott.cam.ac.uk /history.html   (1416 words)

 OPA Engangered Sites: Westcott House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The house, and its detached carriage house are fine examples of Wright's vision for the era.
Westcott was one of Springfield's leading industrialists in the first quarter of the century who saw Springfield's strategic location as the optimal sight for automobile production.
Converted to apartments, the house, carriage house and grounds have been in steady decline since the late 1960's and is literally crumbling.
www.ohiopreservation.org /Wescott.htm   (374 words)

 ArchitectureWeek - Culture - Preserving Wright's Westcott House - 2001.0502
When Burton and Orpha Westcott hired Frank Lloyd Wright, they could never have imagined the attention and high regard their house would have in the early 21st century.
The house built in 1907 was his second design and most likely an outcome of his 1905 trip to Japan.
Westcott was the successful manufacturer of a luxury touring car whose popularity until the mid -1920s enabled the family to build a grand home in the fashionable industrialist's section of Springfield.
www.architectureweek.com /2001/0502/culture_1-1.html   (315 words)

 Florida History St Augustine Museum - Ripleys Believe It or Not
Westcott, after moving to St. Augustine in 1858, became a prominent citizen with his interest in transportation and politics.
Dr. Westcott is also known for his involvement in the development of the Intracoastal Waterway linking the St. Johns River to Miami.
In addition, for water lovers, the Westcott House is located on the Intracoastal Waterway (Matanzas River), one half block from the city's Marina, and within a short distance of St. Augustine's beautiful beaches.
www.westcotthouse.com /history.htm   (1675 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy - Latest News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
According to Neil Levine, professor of architectural history at Harvard University, noted Wright scholar and chair of the Conservancy's Advocacy Committee, "The Westcott House is a prime example of Frank Lloyd Wright's domestic design that revolutionized architecture during the first decade of the twentieth century and ushered in the modern movement.
It is anticipated that the house will be sold to the newly-formed Westcott House Foundation in Springfield early next year, which will fully restore and operate the house as an adaptive use historic site open to the public.
Contributions to the restoration of the Westcott House are invited.
www.savewright.org /house_information/WestcottNewsRelease.htm   (481 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House
Phase II of the restoration accomplished the remainder of the necessary structural stabilization and the restoration of the windows and stucco on the front of the house.
Westcott’s bedroom on the second floor, the structure of the house had been compromised.
Stabilization of both the south wall of the house and the west wall of the garage was to be the next most crucial step in the restoration.
www.durableslate.com /westcott2.asp   (124 words)

 Westcott House Springfield OH by Frank Lloyd Wright
Some of the more interesting aspects of the Westcott house are the oversized planters (almost 6 feet in full) in front of the house as well as the substantial cantilevers and detached carriage house in the back of the house.
The Westcott House was designed around the time of Wright's 1907 visit to Japan, and in a way seems to reflect that trip, though most of the pergola is no longer existent.
The Westcott House is under renovation and is excepted to be open to the public sometime in 2003.
www.galinsky.com /buildings/westcott   (494 words)

 Westcott Hotel and Automobile, Richmond, IN
The Westcott name is also famous for being a brand of automobile made in Richmond, IN.
The restoration of the Westcott House is in its beginning stage, but may be observed at 1340 East High Street in Springfield, OH.
Westcott Motor Car by Betty Acker, RC 629.222 A 18, located in the "Richmond Collection" of the reference department at Morrisson-Reeves Library.
www.waynet.org /waynet/spotlight/2001/010531-westcott.htm   (371 words)

 Westcott House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Westcott House is a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Prairie Style house in Springfield, Ohio.
The house was built in 1908 for Mr.
Sherri sold the house in 2000 to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, and as part of the purchase arrangement the house was subsequently sold on May 11, 2001 to the newly formed non-profit The Westcott House Foundation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Westcott_House   (458 words)

 Westcott House
According to the Westcott House Foundation's web site, in the 1940s it was converted to a 6 unit apartment building with a care-takers apartment in the carriage house.
The portion of the house at the right of this photo is covered in plastic because that was where an addition was constructed.
The lower floor of the carriage house was built with horse stables in it, as well as a place for a car.
www.peterbeers.net /interests/flw_rt/Ohio/Wescott_House/wescott_house.htm   (1997 words)

 St. Augustine Bed Breakfast Inn Florida Lodging Hotel Accommodation FL Atlantic Coast Mantanzas Bay
The theme is romance at The Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast, which overlooks beautiful Matanzas Bay and the Bridge of Lions in the heart of St. Augustine's historic district.
The Westcott House is proud to present six newly constructed/ renovated elegant rooms with private porch areas, bay views, and double Jacuzzis.
Westcott's hosts, Janice and Robert Graubard, always are happy to meet special requests, such as those for roses or perhaps a bottle of Champagne.
www.virtualcities.com /fl/westcotthouse.html   (674 words)

 ArchitectureWeek - Culture - Preserving Wright's Westcott House - 2001.0509
Eventually they entrusted the future of the house to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, a national advocacy group dedicated to the preservation of all of Frank Lloyd Wright's remaining structures.
Thus, in the Westcott House the fireplace was not visible at first entry into the great room because two screens with inglenook benches surrounded the massive roman brick fireplace.
The Westcott house has all of the common features of a great Wright prairie design: strong horizontal lines, elegant symmetry, simplicity of materials, and stucco walls with strong wood trim.
www.architectureweek.com /2001/0509/culture_3-2.html   (961 words)

 Westcott House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The Burton Westcott House on East High Street in Springfield is more than just architect Frank Lloyd Wright's only Prairie-style structure in Ohio.
Research indicates that the Westcott's moved into the house in 1909, prior to the completion of work on the property.
The Westcott House opened as a house museum on October 15, 2005.
www.springfield-clarkcountyohio.info /westcott_house.htm   (336 words)

 CNN.com - arts & style - Group saves Wright's only Prairie-style house in Ohio - November 30, 2000
The Westcott House is one of about 350 Wright houses remaining in the world and 11 in Ohio.
Snyder first saw the house when she was a child, spotting it from the back seat of a car.
The house will be restored to as close to its original state as possible, down to the exact composition of stucco and plaster and the colors of paints.
archives.cnn.com /2000/STYLE/design/11/30/wright.house.ap   (1198 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House Brings Outside In
The similarly well-appointed two-story carriage house, once used for both horses and an automobile, features two stalls, a tack closet, and additional large rooms—large enough that on three occasions the carriage house itself served as a home: once for a family of ten, once for a couple, and once for a bachelor.
Westcott had seen his work in the Chicago area when she and her husband traveled there on business or perhaps because she had studied Wright’s sketches of "A Home in a Prairie Town" published in the January 1901 issue of the Ladies Home Journal.
The Westcott House was the scene of both happy and sad events.
www.americanantiquities.com /pr7.html   (758 words)

 Springfield Preservation Alliance - Districts & Sites
The Pennsylvania House was the boyhood home of Dr. Isaac Funk, of Funk and Wagnalls dictionary fame, whose parents operated the inn during the 1840s.
The Daniel Hertzler House, built in 1854-55, is an interesting study of 19th century architecture.
An air of mystery surrounds the house since the murder of the Daniel Hertzler in the northwest room of the main floor on October 10, 1867.
www.restorespringfield.org /districts/index.html   (660 words)

 THE WESTCOTT/LAHAR HOUSE: STRAW BALE AND SITE SPECIFICITY or DIAGRAMS AND DIGRESSIONS - The Straw Bale Association of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The Westcott/Lahar House is situated on a gentle, wooded slopes that rises above the Bolinas Lagoon, north of San Francisco.
Straw bale walls are used in conjunction with conventional wood frame construction in an attempt to wed the house to the land with respect to views, existing trees, and solar/climate orientation.
Most importantly, the house demonstrates the importance and the advantages of site-specific design: the modification of a standard house plan by the specifics of a particular location to create a dwelling place that is tied to the land.
www.strawhomes.com /sban/conference/day.html   (323 words)

 ARRLWeb: Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House Opens Doors to Dayton-Bound Hams
The event, sponsored by Vibroplex, was run by the Westcott Wireless Preservation Association to benefit the restoration efforts of the Westcott House Foundation.
John Westcott, W8AGA, the son of Burton and his wife Orpha, was an Amateur Radio operator in the house in the 1920s.
The Westcott Wireless Preservation Association is dedicated to preserving this legacy as part of the ongoing restoration of the Westcott House.
www.arrl.org /news/features/2004/11/11/1   (733 words)

 Westcott House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Built for Dr. John Westcott in the late 1880's, this example of fine vernacular architecture tempts you to share in a fragment of St. Augustine's history.
The Wescott House is located in the historic district within walking distance of the city's historic sights, museums, fine restaurants and quaint shops.
In addition, for water lovers, the Westcott House is located on the Intracoastal waterway one half block from the city's Yacht Pier, and within a short distance of block St. Augustine's beautiful beaches.
www.inntravels.com /usa/fl/westcott.html   (208 words)

 HomeImprovement - Dayton Business Journal:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The Westcott House Foundation, a group of business and government leaders in Springfield, has launched a $4.5 million project to restore Ohio's only Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie-style house.
The Westcott House, built in 1908, is in a once-affluent neighborhood in Springfield at 1340 High St. It is flanked by equally impressive mansions that are no longer private residences.
Westcott and his family were among the city's elite, said Matt Cline, property manager for the Westcott House.
www.bizjournals.com /dayton/stories/2002/04/08/focus1.html   (653 words)

 East High Street: An Open Museum of Architecture and Enterprise
As the grandest of the East High Street houses, the Bushnell House was built as the residence for Asa, a two-time governor of Ohio, and his wife Ellen.
The house, built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style in 1896, borrows the ideas of motifs used by the American architect Henry Hobson Richardson who in turn was inspired by the multi-colored stonework and rounded arches of the Southern French Romanesque.
Wright's Westcott House on East High, built 1907-1909, is a stark contrast to earlier architectural trends on East High.
www.hmturnerfoundation.org /html/highpreserv.html   (1243 words)

 FLW: The Frank Lloyd Wright Newsblog: Visiting Westcott   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Initially disappointing, but all of the Prairie style houses I’m familiar with have been larger, with bigger budgets, so seeing the Westcott House was helpful in understanding what aspects of the Prairie style were essential, and how well Wright’s ideas play out in a small, more modest space.
This is likely for very good reasons; there are very few photos of the house from the years it was owned by the Westcotts, so this may be a concession to the fact that there isn’t much known about the interior furnishings.
Nonetheless, it is difficult to experience the house as it would have been in the early 1900s.
www.douglasanders.com /FLW/50/visiting-westcott   (708 words)

 Staff at St Stephen's House Oxford
A graduate of Magdalen College, Oxford, he trained for the priesthood at the House and subsequently obtained a doctorate from the University of London in the field of patristics.
She was Director of Pastoral Studies at the House from 1989 to 1996.
She teaches for the House in the areas of Spirituality and Church History.
www.ststephenshouse.ac.uk /SSH_staff.htm   (683 words)

 Springfield Art Network - Frank Lloyd Wright - Westcott House
The Westcott House was designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
It was commisioned in 1904 by Burton Westcott.
The Westcott House has served as rental units for over forty years.
www.springfieldart.net /galleries/westcott.htm   (109 words)

 Preservation Online: Today's News Archives: Restored Frank Lloyd Wright House Opens in Ohio
The only Prairie-style house Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built in Ohio opened its doors to the public for the first time on Oct. 15 after undergoing a $5.8 million restoration.
Built as a family home for industrialist Burton Westcott in 1908, the Westcott House in Springfield, Ohio, was known for its distinctive Japanese flair.
Marta Wojcek, curator of interpretation for the house, says that the response from the community during the opening has been "a little bit overwhelming." Happy to see the Westcott House in its original form, many former residents of the house have shared personal stories during tours.
www.nationaltrust.org /magazine/archives/arc_news_2005/110705p.htm   (418 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
  This conversion began a long decline for the Westcott House; by the late 1980s, the house suffered from severe structural damage and bore little resemblance to the original.
  Because the house is barely furnished, the interpretative tour is absolutely vital to comprehension of the house and its place in Wright’s pantheon; yet my guide offered insufficient information, was often unable to answer questions, and often downplayed the story that was provided.
  The Westcott House, while impressive as an exemplification of commitment to and execution of restoration, suffers from flaws which beg to be corrected.
www.wright.edu /~catanzaro.4/sitereview.htm   (989 words)

 The Westcott House Foundation
With the restoration completed The Westcott House Foundation board and staff are focusing on the development of a vision and plan for the future that builds upon Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy and Springfield’s rich heritage of industrial innovation.
Inspired by the creative genius of Frank Lloyd Wright and the entrepreneurial spirit of Burton J. Westcott, the mission of The Westcott House Foundation is to provide experiences that foster an appreciation for their contributions to design and innovation, inspire creativity, and promote understanding of architectural principles and the design process.
The vision of The Westcott House Foundation is to become a leading Frank Lloyd Wright house museum, a center of excellence for design integration and innovation, and an integral part of the educational infrastructure of the region.
www.springfieldlive.com /ViewProfile.php?ProfileID=121&ProfileType=17   (525 words)

 Wittenberg University - Wittenberg Gains New Connections, Educational Opportunities With Historic Westcott House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Under the direction of chief executive officer Lin Erickson, wife of Wittenberg University President Mark Erickson, ongoing renovations to the historic Westcott House, near downtown Springfield, are connecting Wittenberg students with the Springfield community.
To encourage student involvement with the Westcott House, three internships are available this spring for the following positions: PR/marketing based at ArtsInterface, assistant curator (art or history background required) and educator to develop and pilot test a K-12 curriculum.
The architecture of the house was heavily influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright’s first trip to Japan in 1905.
www4.wittenberg.edu /news/2005/12_20.html   (832 words)

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