GROWING UP IN A FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE, Excerpt:
The house sat vacant for a year until June 1, 1919 when J. Oswald Dailey purchased it. The 1920s were a tumultuous time for both the country and the Boynton house. According to family members, Dailey lost all of his money and his wife’s money speculating in commodity futures. (My father likes to say that the best way to make a small fortune trading futures is to start with a large one.) In a financial bind, Dailey subdivided the property into two building lots that he sold for $22,000. The tennis court, formal gardens, pool and fountain were removed.