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July 2009[edit]

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I am wondering[edit]

if you have q reference for what Louis Sullivan said about Graham, Anderson, Probst & White's work, or was it just a generic Sullivan rant? Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 15:14, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for noticing my entries! I was thinking of Sullivan's infamous comment regarding the two banks at the foot of La Salle Street, the Illinois Merchants Bank/Continental Illinois Bank Building and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, both GAP&W projects -- the gist of which was that the Beaux Arts/Classical design was so outdated that the bankers might as well wear togas -- and his disparaging remarks about the Beaux Arts style of the Columbian Exposition setting back architecture at least 50 years, which are from Sullivan's own writings and cited on his Wikipedia biography page. I thought these comments were well enough known, but perhaps not. (Mrtraska) 13 December 2011

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K7L (talk) 22:57, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

I've changed spindle to Spindle (sculpture) as Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Route 66 Museum had a source identifying Berwyn as trying to bring back *that specific spindle* and not spindles in general. If this is incorrect, please feel free to revert. I've also added the museum infobox. I didn't check to see if we have any free images of Berwyn (although we do have some free Flickr CC-BY-SA photos for a similar museum in Pontiac); if you can find one of this specific museum, please add it. K7L (talk) 23:02, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for that modification! Very helpful. I forgot that the reference to the artwork probably needed further disambiguation. Thanks also for inserting the box in the right-hand sidebar. I had thought about putting in the museum box muself but haven't found a free-use photograph of the museum yet.Mrtraska (talk) 23:49, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Doug Moran ID photo-1.jpg[edit]

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Thank you. This has now been corrected: the link goes to Republican Party (United States). Mrtraska (talk) 14:41, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

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Eeekster, please note that I merely posted a copy of an e-mail that was already sent to Wikimedia Commons by Doug Moran himself -- y'all need to read your mail! Could someone over there please look for that so that this problem stops resurfacing? Thanks! Mrtraska (talk) 20:56, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

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Nomination of Berwyn Route 66 Museum for deletion[edit]

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  • Hi, Mrtraska and thanks for your comments in the deletion discussion. The right place for those comments is on the main discussion page at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Berwyn_Route_66_Museum, rather than on the associated talk page. Really, there shouldn't be a separate talk page but I think every page on Wikipedia has one, whether it ought to or not. Anyway, don't worry – I copied your comments into the main discussion so you don't need to do anything to fix this. Also, since you were recommending that the page be kept, I added a boldface "Keep" to the start of your comment, which helps to summarise. Please delete that if I misunderstood your comment – seems unlikely, in this case, but I thought I should mention it. (By the way, only one comment per person should have a boldface tag like that so you shouldn't repeat it if you make more comments in the discussion.) Let me know if you need any more help on this, or if there's anything you don't understand about the process. I've put your talk page on my watchlist so I'll see any replies you make to this comment. Dricherby (talk) 23:28, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks, Dricherby, for the correction -- I'm new to contesting removals. Much appreciated.Mrtraska (talk) 00:04, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

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This has been corrected. Mrtraska (talk) 17:13, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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Thank you; those are now corrected. Mrtraska (talk) 16:57, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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Thank you. this has been corrected. Mrtraska (talk) 17:09, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

London Guarantee Building[edit]

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Sorry, but the reference to London Guaranty & Accident Company, an insurance firm, was found in legal documents that were part of lawsuits; I have no idea how to reference them, nor would other people necessarily be able to find them online, though I'd suggest using Ixquick or Dogpile for a search. However, the company's name is inscribed above the building's entrance -- something you can see if you look carefully at a photograph of the building facade (i.e., it's self-evident from the photo) -- and the company's name is also mentioned on the Emporis page cited in another paragraph. As for the information on the London House, it's taken from the Wikipedia page on the London House; obviously, the citations for that page are there. So, I'm not clear: exactly what else do you think is missing an appropriate citation? Mrtraska (talk) 01:57, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

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