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cache type Frank Lloyd Wright Series #3: Heath House cache size

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by Rayman77
(Finds: 104  Score: 393.5)    (Hidden: 10  Score: 32.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 55.555'   W 078° 52.495'
This may not be the actual cache coordinate.
Buffalo,   New York   14222
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 26 Apr 2006
Waypoint (Landmark): N0204A
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Multi-Part
Cache size:   Micro

Difficulty: gps gps (easy)
Terrain: gps half gps (easy)

Misc: No drinking water! No restrooms (water closets) available Pets are allowed. Parking is a challenge. No fees!

This is the third cache in a series highlighting the local structures designed by world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Inside is a clue which will lead you to a final cache location. Be sure to write this clue down so you can find the final.

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The above coordinates will take you to a tree very close to the Heath House. On this tree is a marker with a 5-digit number on it. Using the numbers on the marker and the coordinates below, you will find the cache somewhere nearby in Delaware Park. The coordinates for the cache are as follows:
N 42 55.AC8
W 78 52.BDE

A= The 4th digit in the marker
B= The 1st digit in the marker, PLUS 2
C= The 5th digit in the marker, MINUS 2
D= The 3rd digit in the marker
E= The 2nd digit in the marker, PLUS 9

William Heath was a lawyer who served as office manager and eventually as a vice-president of the Larkin Company. Mrs. Heath was the sister of Elbert Hubbard, a former Larkin Company executive who retired in 1893 to establish, a few years later, the Roycroft Arts and Crafts community in East Aurora.

Heath was introduced to Frank Lloyd Wright by Darwin Martin.

The Heath commission presented Wright with the problem of situating a substantial prairie house, with its characteristically open structure, on a deep, narrow lot alongside Bird Avenue. In order to ensure a measure of privacy, Wright placed the house right up against the sidewalk thus opening the rear of the house to a private lawn, elevated the principal living spaces well above the eye level of the passerby, and treated the broad chimney, tiny entry, and stained-glass windows as screening devices. Privacy does prevail, although the splendid window patterns draw attention rather than avert it. It is suspected that the brick used in this house were the same as the ones used at the Larkin Building.

The Heath house is a precursor to Wright's renowned Robie house in Chicago where, on a similarly narrow streetside lot, Wright stuck an even more daring balance between cantilevered roofs and subtly adjusted screening mechanisms.

Currently the Heath House is privately owned, and tours are not available. The property line is just beyond the rounded sidewalk. The coordinates take you to public land, technically known as Soldiers Place, so you are not on private land.

Clue decoding tables - Top letter or symbol decodes to bottom letter or symbol:



Clues:    decode

  • Final location 
    avar svir gjb avar

NoteAdd a Log Entry

CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 15 Sept 2006 by  mickemt  (Finds: 172  Score: 590.5)    (Hidden: 71  Score: 266)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Excellent Series Rayman!

I found it! 06 Jun 2006 by  HuckleBuckle  (Finds: 77  Score: 273.5)    (Hidden: 67  Score: 223.5)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Another great FLW house and cache. As we approached the area, CheektowagaChick said "those look like cachers", then as we got closer I said "Hey, thats RedBull and WhiteSkunk!" Nice to see them again. Thanks for showing us more of Delaware Park, Rayman.


I found it! 01 May 2006 by  Mr_Z  (Finds: 85  Score: 308.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Early morning (before the park gets busy) find. SL. TFTH.

I found it! 29 Apr 2006 by  WhiteUrkel  (Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Can you believe I forgot to log this here on Navicache right away, and miss a chance to comment about Edna getting a boost from CC? Actually I'd rather have no comment, although I could see some people needing a boost :-). Thanks for the cache and clue. Hopefully I'll run into searching seniors on the trail too someday, although the seem to only seek Navicache listed caches.

I found it! 26 Apr 2006 by  Searching Seniors  (Finds: 2  Score: 6.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

By Golly it was a swell day for a walk through the neighborhood. It ws bright and sunny but a little cool but no so bad that our woolies and cardigans couldn't keep us warm. It was nice to meet that fine young man and little dog in the park. It was swell of him to get me where I needed to be to find the cache. I hope he doesn't worry about the boost as Ed noticed a little spring in my step on the walk home. Thank You Mr Rayman

I found it! 26 Apr 2006 by  Cayuga Crew  (Finds: 79  Score: 296.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 8)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We needed to get back to Deleware Park to retrieve the clue from number one that someone misplaced. This new one gave us the incentive to get out there. It provided another view of a FLW home that we were unaware of. It was also nice to run into the Senior Searchers while in pursuit of the final. Sorry about the boost Edna, I gotta be more careful where I put my hands. Sharing the FTF honors at 11:30AM. Come on TWU do you need any more clues?


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