Monday, October 11, 2010
I hate to eat crow - but when you have to, you have to. Roby Robinson, grandson of the Calhouns, contacted us to correct the mistakes in the story told about the Pink Palace. I have edited the post, but the gist of it is that the house was a collaboration between Neel Reid and Philip Shutze, who was a junior draftsman on the job. Need Reid was the primary designer and traveled to Italy several times on buying trips for the house. Shutze was surely involved but not at the level that he later claimed at the end of his life. I stand corrected and now we know the real deal.