Will Price
American architect
Will Price
William Lightfoot Price was an influential American architect, a pioneer in the use of reinforced concrete, and a founder of the utopian communities of Arden, Delaware and Rose Valley, Pennsylvania.
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Why the Government should take over AMI - Stuff.co.nz (blog)
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Eventually the market will price the risk, but how long will that take? Ten years? Twenty? We need to get on with building, just as we did after the Napier quake when the market was reluctant to get involved then. Back in those days we had State
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Oracle: The Upside After Earnings Appears Limited - Seeking Alpha
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Or will price retest $25 again and target $30? Let's look at some metrics to shed some light on just where ORCL may be going after the earnings announcement. As you can see from the implied return above, based on price and the recent low target
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New dawn in convenience pricing as Budgens takes on Tesco - thegrocer
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Musgrave has ushered in a new dawn for convenience pricing in the UK with a pledge that its Budgens stores will price match Tesco on 800 products. The programme represents the first move by a symbol group to match Tesco's prices since Select & Save
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TAXES WILL PRICE US OUT OF HOLIDAYS - Express.co.uk
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AIR fares will shoot up next year, making foreign holidays too expensive for many families, MPs and peers have warned Chancellor George Osborne. In a strongly worded letter, the 20 signatories have urged him to ditch the plan for a
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France's OSEO Sets Final Price Guidance On EUR1 Billion 12-Year Bond - Fox Business
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The bond will price at 50 basis points over midswaps, in line with the initial price guidance released earlier. BNP Paribas SA, Credit Agricole SA, HSBC Holdings Plc and Natixis are lead managers on the transaction, which is expected to price later
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Have your say: Horror in Peterborough at rail fare price hike - Peterborough Today
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Another commuter, Ross Bell, from Werrington, added: “I won't be getting an eight per cent pay rise for sure, they will price commuters out and people will start moving nearer London.” The price rises could also have a detrimental impact on city
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L-Bank Sets Final Guidance On 3-Year Euro Benchmark Bond - Fox Business
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LONDON -(Dow Jones)- German development bank Landeskreditbank Baden-Wuerttemberg, or L-Bank, will price its three-year, euro-denominated, benchmark bond at five basis points under midswaps, one of the banks said Wednesday
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London Rail Fare Rises of 13% will 'Price People out of Jobs' - LondonNet
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RAIL fares for London commuters are set to rise by up to 13% from January 2011, thanks to government changes to the rules on annual price hikes. "These massive fare rises will be a disaster for people already struggling with rising costs,
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Google TV Turns Off Users: Will Price Cut Save Logitech Revue? - Search Engine Watch
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Upon launch, Google TV ambitiously aimed to combine search, television, the Internet, DVR, music, and apps. The one missing piece: users. With more returns than “very modest sales,” Logitech, maker of the Revue
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Glaxo pharmaceuticals will price its drugs 25-40% cheaper in India - Daily News & Analysis
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GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals will sell its drugs at prices at least 25% less than those it charges in the US. This is as per the tier-pricing model the company has adopted, under which prices are
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    FIFTIES
  • 1916
    Age 55
    The Rose Valley Museum and Historical Society writes the following about Will Price: "Will Price died in 1916 at 55.
    More Details Hide Details It has been argued that, had he had as long a career as his contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), Price might also have been a giant among the world’s architects. There is certainly much about his later work like the Atlantic City hotels and the Chicago Freight Terminal to indicate a radically modern direction. And modernism exists in his earlier work, but it is now more difficult to see or understand. The houses he built before founding Rose Valley are made from the same hodge-podge of materials as any other turn-of-the-century American architect used for the show places of rich clients: cut and rough stone, cedar and slate shingles, Gothic and half-timber wood work, red brick and buff stucco. All of this historicism hid modern systems like electricity, steam heat, and interior plumbing.
  • FORTIES
  • 1903
    Age 42
    They will still have the necessaries of life and some of the comforts.” In 1903 Price wrote a book called Home Building and Furnishing.
    More Details Hide Details Being a Combined New Edition of Model Houses for Little Money published together with Inside of 100 Homes By W. M. Johnson in which they made an effort to distill his idea about how anyone’s home could have everything it needed to live the art that is life without costly materials and elaborate detail. The mere consideration of the quality of housing for the average person was a modern notion. Earlier architects may have designed small houses, but they were for the relatively rich. If and when housing was contemplated for anyone else, it was usually in terms of cheap, exploitative development. Price thought houses would be modern if they fit the life one lived. He was very much against copying historical styles because no one lived like Roman emperors or French royalty. He thought beauty would come not from the architect’s design but from the fitness of purpose, place, and materials. The most eloquent example of this in Rose Valley is "Thunderbird Lodge," the studio house of Charles and Alice Barber Stephens.
    In 1903, he formed a partnership with M. Hawley McClanahan, that lasted until his death.
    More Details Hide Details Price was a Quaker, and his early commissions may have come through religious ties. The owners of Philadelphia's Strawbridge & Clothier Department Store were investors with George W. Vanderbilt in a proposed resort hotel in Ashville, North Carolina, and may have recommended Price to design the Kenilworth Inn (1890–91, burned 1909). Price's familiarity with Vanderbilt's then-under-construction chateau and estate, "Biltmore," seems to have gotten him his next major commission, "Woodmont." For steel magnate and former U.S. Congressman Alan Wood, Jr., Price designed "Woodmont" (1892–94), a chateauesque mansion built on the highest point in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, a bluff overlooking the Schuylkill River, the industrial town of Conshohocken, and the Alan Wood Iron & Steel Company Plant. Price would design other palatial residences, but never again on this scale. Price experimented with new materials, especially reinforced concrete, that were cheaper for constructing hotels and industrial buildings, and allowed wide spans and soaring spaces. At Rose Valley, a utopian community he co-founded, he built new buildings and altered existing ones, creating an Arts & Crafts village.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1895
    Age 34
    Additionally,the Historic Society of Delaware notes: "Stephens and Price first came to Delaware in 1895-1896 during the single-tax campaign to win political control of the state.
    More Details Hide Details The Single-Taxers hoped that by gaining control of a small political entity they could put their principles into action and show that they could really work. The exhibit will show a rare copy of Justice, a single-tax newspaper published in Wilmington in April 1896. The campaign failed—many of the activists were jailed—but Price and Stephens did not give up their dream. In 1900, they purchased the Derrickson farm in northern New Castle County. Price designed a town plan that preserved communal open space and encouraged people to mingle with their neighbors. Stephens and Price adopted "You are welcome hither" as the community motto because they wanted Arden to be a place open to people of all economic levels and political views, a new departure in an era when restrictions were the norm. Price never lived in Arden, but built and owned a handful of cottages;—he was more deeply involved in Rose Valley, another idealistic community nearby in Pennsylvania—but Frank Stephens did. (Stephens's) enthusiasm, leadership, and ideas guided Arden from a dream to reality. His son Donald also played a vital role in the community."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1881
    Age 20
    The brothers opened their own office in 1881.
    More Details Hide Details Their first major commission came in 1888, to design suburban houses in Wayne, Pennsylvania for real estate developers Wendell & Smith. The brothers' partnership lasted until 1893. Price designed suburban houses for another Wendell & Smith development, "Overbrook Farms," including his own house, "Kelty" (1894).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1861
    Age 0
    Born on November 9, 1861.
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