“Style-wise, scholars talk about the height of the house and this roof deck with the fireplace because it was so unusual for Wright,” Sonia says. “Wright’s intention was for the roof deck to be a sculpture garden where you could look out over the ravine, but we just used it as a deck.”

Sonia says Sherman Jr. told her that when his father thought his sons needed to be toughened up, he had them sleep on cots on the roof deck porch when it was cold outside. It sounds as though the senior Booth was a proponent of the fresh-air movement that was going strong back then.

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