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Laurence H. Blum House

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1954, Bolton and Barnstone. 1030 23rd St.

With this crisp, one-story, steel-framed pavilion in Calder Place, Bolton and Barnstone produced the first in a series of extensively publicized houses based on the modern architecture of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. What photographs of the Blum House in Arts+Architecture (December 1955) and Architectural Record (May 1955) did not emphasize was Howard Barnstone's opportunism in deploying the street-facing garage door to symmetrically frame a wall panel of redwood on the other side of the glass entrance bay. Cantilevered canopies, topped with corrugated plastic, are above the door and window panels.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Laurence H. Blum House", [Beaumont, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-BM25.

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