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He was always very much interested in what was called "new materials" at the time. This means mostly construction through hollow tile, concrete block and reinforced concrete, all of which were in their infancy in the first decade of this century. In each case, he built buildings out of these materials before Frank Lloyd Wright.

Paul Kruty
University of Illinois