my father Architect Benjamin C. Thompson

The Love:

in memory of my my father Architect Benjamin C Thompson 1918-2002 and my mother Mary O. Thompson 1922-2005:

Moon Hill Road: Design Research: Barnstable Harbor Cape Cod:

letter-to-new-york-times

The Hate:

Boston Globe  A Family Divided, July 9, 2003

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others • George Orwell, Animal Farm

Sadahm Husane – The uni-bomber – etc. – are either all dead or in jail – this does not excuse them against crimes to humanity.

Most of Ben’s family is kind and human.

In 1969, when I was thirteen, my father Architect Benjamin C. Thompson left my mother and her five children and married Jane Fisk McCullough. That day life turned straight south for the Thompson family. And now forty seven years later Benjamin Thompson, Mary Thompson & Jane Fisk McCullough are dead. The five Thompson & two McCullough off springs are middle aged, some older.

We all have our own families. The five adult Thompson children have come to terms with losing there slave like earned wealth and legacy to the two never working privileged McCullough children. As lifetime predicted, my younger step sister and step brother now own the 7 acre waterfront Thompson family compound on Cape Cod – and all of Ben’s financial wealth.

Jane Fisk McCullough did not consider or treat Ben’s children as equals to hers. And our father did not stick up for his five children and denied this truth for his entire life. He rolled his eyes.  This caused great friction between Jane’s two children and Ben’s five. Just to eat Ben’ children were forced to work night and day – and Jane’s were gifted lavishly as they were very wealthy and from an upper class.

After thirty years plus of abuse Jane pitted Ben’s five children against each other – a well planned lifetime strategy.

The end being the oldest Thompson child accepted a large financial bribe to side with Jane and her two kids against her own four siblings and dead mother in the many impending law cases.

Brilliantly planed over many decades Jane “divided and conquered” the Thompson’s.

In the end the only one who said let’s to go to court against Jane was Nick – but when his three siblings said no – he also was chickened out – in the end – too hard alone.

Those of you who believe Barak Obama wire tapped Trump tower may also believe everything written in the obituaries below. You too can write your own obituaries if you have friends at the New York Times and the Boston Globe – etc. All you have to do is write up pages of flattering truth bending notes about your self for them to use. If you look at “Sir Lady Jane’s” self written Wikipedia page it is littered with notes from the publisher – “needs citations”.

Those of you who believe Nicholas Thompson attempted to hire someone to break into Jane Thompson office to collect evidence against her – or that there ever was a gag order against Nicholas Thompson – or that Jane Thompson had simply bought us out of our Cape Cod waterfront property – will also believe the articles below

Those of you who believe that Nicholas Thompson did not attend his own father’s own funeral because (as Jane wrote) “(Nick) had a personal vendetta against (his own) father will also believe the articles below. Jane Thompson was in the process of ripping the estate of millions of dollars.

The phrase “Sir Lady Jane” was coined by her own daughter who was ten years old when Design Research went out of business. Those of you who have read her self published book Design Research the store that brought modern living to America may be under the impression that Jane had a great deal to do with Design Research. The truth is Jane had little if nothing to do with Design Research. Jane was not married to my father during those years. This alone is why about thirteen years before this book was published Jane insisted a three hundred thousand dollar debt my father borrowed and lost to fund Design Research was the sole responsibility of Ben’s five children. Because as she explained to us then she had nothing to do with Design Research and it’s bankruptcy in 1970.

Why would a person request a waiver – or immunity in the legal meaning – unless that person had committed a crime? More than once Jane Thompson asked Ben’s children to sign a waiver.

Before Donald J. Trump there was Jane Thompson – a true inspiration to our current President.

Jane Thompson Obituary: New York Times – http://ow.ly/kD7O303M8KG

Jane Thompson Obituary: Boston Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/obituaries/2016/08/28/jane-thompson-award-winning-designer-urban-planner/AG1qpKIZ5kPRhM5gIGbmsN/story.html

Sir Lady Jane Obituary: Architect Magazine: http://www.architectmagazine.com/design/sir-lady-jane-thompson-dies_o

The phrase “Sir Lady Jane” was coined by her own daughter who was ten years old when Design Research went out of business

Those of you who have read Jane Thompson’s self published book Design Research the store that brought modern living to America may be under the impression that Jane had a great deal to do with Design Research. The truth is Jane had little if nothing to do with Design Research. Jane was not married to my father during those years. This alone is why about thirteen years before this book was published Jane insisted a three hundred thousand dollar debt my father borrowed and lost to fund Design Research was the sole responsibility of Ben’s five children. Because as she explained she had nothing to do with Design Research and it’s bankruptcy in 1970.

Even so in the year 2000 Jane accepted what she calls a “Knighthood” from the President of Finland.

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The Good:

Benjamin C. Thompson Obituary http://ow.ly/C02i303T1ZJ

My father Architect Benjamin C. Thompson was married to my mother Mary Okes Thompson from 1942 to 1967. My parents lived in a (Bauhaus style) home designed by Ben and built in 1949 on Moon Hill Road in Lexington, MA. There were five children, Deborah, Anthony, Marina, Nicholas and Benjamin. Soon after in 1959, Ben and Mary purchased a seven-acre waterfront property in Barnstable Massachusetts where the family spent weekends and summers together.

from wikipedia: (In 1953, he (my father) founded Design Research in Cambridge, a company that provided interior furnishings and accessories. Design Research was the first U.S. importer and retailer of the Finnish clothing and textiles of Marimekko. The firm eventually added stores in New York (1964) and San Francisco (1965). In 1969, he designed the company’s revolutionary second Cambridge store, notable for its extreme openness and use of glass. In 1969, Thompson lost financial control and ownership of Design Research.

Thompson’s interest in modernism was balanced by appreciation of older architecture. In the late 1950s, he renovated Harvard Yard‘s historic dormitories by updating their interior arrangements without visible exterior effect. Shortly thereafter he persuaded Harvard to remodel Boylston Hall (built 1857) rather than demolish it.

During those years, Thompson taught architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and served as Chairman of the Architecture Department 1964-1968. His 1966 essay, “Visual Squalor and Social Disorder,†argued for an urban architecture that would encourage, rather than discourage, joy and social life. To this end, in 1967 he proposed reviving Boston’s historic markets with food stalls, cafes, restaurants, and pushcarts.

He is probably best known for a series of collaborations with the developer James W. Rouse, including the Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Boston, 1976), Harborplace (Baltimore, 1980), South Street Seaport (New York, 1985), Bayside Marketplace (Miami, 1987), and Jacksonville Landing (Jacksonville, 1987).

Benjamin Thompson & Associates – later called BTA+

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_C._Thompson

Below are images of Nick’s friendship and play with his father @ Benjamin C. Thompson & Associates, Barnstable @ of a close friendship with Armi Ratia creator of marimekko oy.

beautiful old Kodachrome slides: