Frank Lloyd Wright Crash, Wisconsin, November 13, 1933

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10 Dec 2007 02:47 #8847 by tmanfred
tmanfred created the topic: Frank Lloyd Wright Crash, Wisconsin, November 13, 1933
Here is an unfortunate incident involving Frank Lloyd Wright's 1929 L-29 Cord Phaeton and a Choles Floral Company delivery truck.


Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Visit http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi for more information.


Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Visit http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi for more information.

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10 Dec 2007 03:38 #8848 by mikespeed35
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Thanks for posting these. I think this is the first time I have seen these photos.
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10 Dec 2007 08:08 #8854 by Jonathan Richards
Jonathan Richards replied the topic: Just What Cord L-29 Did Frank Lloyd Wright Own??
We are indeed fortunate that this pair of photographs has been posted on
our ACD Club website. For years there has been mis-information abroad
leading to mistaken claims and disputes regarding "The Frank Lloyd Wright
L-29 Cord" Many of you are familiar with and have seen the orange color
L-29 Cabriolet displayed on the first floor of the ACD Museum. The display
placards indicate a connection with the famous architect Wright. In truth ,
this connection is indirect at best inasmuch as this cabriolet was purchased
by Mr. Wright's son-in-law William Wesley Peters as a well used car from an East Coast owner in the 1950s. My late father Jonathan Richards saw
the car at Spring Green , Wisconsin in the fall of 1961 and purchased the
car from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation , in whose name the car was
titled. The transaction was handled by Wes Peters from whom we have
correspondence regarding the sale and the car's history. My father's
purchase of the cabriolet was subsequent to Wright's death in a Phoenix , Arizona hospital on April 9, 1959. My father's deteriorating health preven-
ted his completion of the restoration and he sold the car to Homer Weiss
of Florida. Mr. Weiss employed Dave Samuels of Southeast Replicars to
restore the car to its present form. Subsequent to the death of Homer Weiss his surviving daughter Laura Weiss Robinson sold the car to a man
from Madison, Wisconsin and it was later displayed at the ACD Museum in
Auburn, Indiana. At the time of purchase by my father the car was painted Taliesen Red which Wright painted all his collector cars including a
Model J Duesenberg Brunn Riviera Phaeton J-521 / 2550 ( now with engine
J-440 ) and his customized Lincoln Continental. ID on the cabriolet are
Engine #FDA1191, Serial # 2925791 and Body #F 189. The question to be
answered is what were the ID numbers on the phaeton sedan involved in
the accident in Wisconsin on 11-13-1933. This is the real Frank Lloyd
Wright L-29 Cord. Does it still exist and who owns it ? Let's hear from the
L-29 Cord owner fraternity. Jonathan Richards at Red Oak, Iowa aka
<a href="mailto:acdjack@mchsi.com]acdjack@mchsi.com[/url]

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10 Dec 2007 14:46 #8857 by Chris Summers
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In the days before cell phones, leading in-car distractions included small children, animals on the road, and designing Fallingwater...

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So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

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11 Dec 2007 03:19 #8863 by tmanfred
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12 Dec 2007 03:51 #8884 by mikespeed35
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In between his designing he left his wife and kids in Chicago to marry his mistress and didn't like to pay his bills.
CORDially Mike

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