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Weaver House

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1938, Kraetsch and Kraetsch. 635 Foster Dr.

The thirties Moderne mode is expressed here in a rectilinear two-story box sheathed in steel sheet metal. Although there are consciously devised window patterning and lines throughout the dwelling, the design seems to convey out-and-out rational functionalism. The architects succeeded, however, in projecting a sense of domesticity by the scale of the openings and by the projection of a number of boxlike volumes off the first floor.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Weaver House", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE187.

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