Post Number: 1
|Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:31 pm: || |
Just came across your forum this week. Loved reading it and shared it with some co-workers.
Noticed that there have been a few threads about historic homes/architecture/Indian Village. Thought some of you might be interested to know there's a free lecture on Leonard Willeke by Dr. Thomas Brunk at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House on Tuesday, May 22.
Post Number: 4413
|Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 1:49 pm: || |
There was an excellent thread a while back about Willeke. may be in the archives...have you read Brunk's excellent book on Willeke? He created some of the finest residential works in the area. His standout home was the Oscar Webber mansion off of Lakeshore, which is up on the market.
more to come...
Post Number: 2277
|Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 11:40 am: || |
The May 22 lecture by Dr. Brunk on Detroit architect Leonard B. Willeke and his work with Edsel and Eleanor Ford will be at 7pm.
The Ford House is taking reservations for this free lecture; call (313) 884-4222 during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Post Number: 2771
|Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 12:27 pm: || |
Interesting. He designed a lot of smaller/mid-size brick houses in Grosse Pointe Park, some of which were very experimental in their designs and brickwork. Most of these have very distinctive Pewabic tile throughout the interior and exterior.
Welcome to the forum, Ann.
(Message edited by mackinaw on May 16, 2007)
Post Number: 2280
|Posted on Friday, May 18, 2007 - 6:33 am: || |
A little more detail on the scope of the lecture:
On May 22 at 7 p.m., local art and architecture historian Dr. Thomas W. Brunk will explore Willeke’s work with the Fords as the couple made alterations and additions to the interiors, furnishings and gardens of their homes prior to moving to their Grosse Pointe Shores estate. Brunk will also share insight to Willeke’s work on several other local homes, some of which are still standing, including the Tudor home designed for Oscar and Marjorie Webber, Henry and Clara Ford’s Fairlane estate, and homes in Indian Village. The presentation will include original photographs, carvings, plaster models and pencil drawings of Willeke’s work from Brunk’s own collection.
Post Number: 1320
|Posted on Friday, May 18, 2007 - 10:16 am: || |
In case you guys didn't know, the Indian Village Home and Garden Tour includes a Willeke house at 2505 Iroquois.
Here's all the info, and andvance-day online ticket sales at a discount: http://www.historicindianvillage.org/homeandgardentour.html
Architect: Leonard B. Willeke
Style: Arts & Crafts - Prairie Style
The home is rich and warm with finely crafted wood appointments and the generous use of Pewabic tile.
Tour Type: Home & Garden
Post Number: 523
|Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 7:08 am: || |
The Leonard Willeke designed home at 2505 Iroquois open on the June 2 Indian Village Home & Garden Tour was built in 1918 for Hudson Motor Car Company general manager and later president Roscoe B. Jackson and his wife, Louise Webber, the niece of J. L. Hudson. It is one of the outstanding Arts & Crafts style homes in the U.S.