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cache type Frank Lloyd Wright Series #4: Davidson 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° 56.536'   W 078° 51.244'
Buffalo,   New York   14216
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 03 May 2006
Waypoint (Landmark): N02073
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Normal
Cache size:   Micro

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

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

This is the fourth 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 streetlight, within the public right-of-way, just to the west of the Davidson House (57 Tillinghast Place). On this streetlight is a two digit number that will be used to take you to the final. Be very careful in this neighborhood, as it is VERY residential, and any suspicious activity may arouse the residents. The number can easily be viewed from your vehicle, so there may not even be any need to get out, unless of course you want to take some photos. This house is privately owned, so do not walk around on the property. The final is hidden somewhere nearby in Delaware Park. The coordinates are as follows:
N 42 56.4B1
W 78 51.A92

A= The 1st digit in the number on the pole, MINUS 2
B= The 2nd digit in the number on the pole

Frank Lloyd Wright designed this house for a Larkin Company executive, Walter Davidson, who joined the company in 1906. He then left both the company and the house in 1913 in order to establish the Davidson Shoe Company.

The house has a number of prairie house features in common with the Darwin D. Martin house, but its stuccoed wood construction and colorless glass are indicative of a relatively modest budget. With this in mind, Wright seems to have traded material richness for the non-material possibilities of space and light.

The unobtrusive exterior of the house gives little indication of a two-story cathedral-like living room illuminated by a huge bay window at the east end of the room and by the clerestory windows along the north and south walls.

West of the living room, the house divides into two stories, which are in turn divided into multiple floor levels. Spatial grandeur is cleverly played off against intimacy, while even the smallest of spaces is opened up through Wright's use of banded window sequences.

Additional rooms were added to the garage in the 1930's in a manner that closely follows the style of the original house except for the arched passageway that leads through to the back yard.

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

Great series! Thanks for spotlighting the works of Mr. Wright!

I found it! 13 May 2006 by  WhiteUrkel  (Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Oh crud. What good is a FLW cache without a Navicache log from Edna and the Senior Searchers? Another interesting house Rayman. Somehow though I think they must have been pretty bizarre looking in their day in the early 1900's! TFTC.

I found it! 05 May 2006 by  Mr_Z  (Finds: 85  Score: 308.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Did not know about this house!
A quick stop on the way home from work. SL. TFTH. STF.

I found it! 04 May 2006 by  Cayuga Crew  (Finds: 79  Score: 296.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 8)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Another visit to A F.L. Wright home thanks to the tour given by Rayman. we're pretty sure we didn't slow down lon enough to disturb the neighbors. When we reached Delaware Park we found channel 4 setting up for a live eye with the zero in the background. Thankfully the calculated coords were great an we were able to bet in and out quickly. Thanks Again.


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