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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.

Writing Credits

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—,

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