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The Dygdrt house, just east of Massena, is a good illustration of how the Streamline Moderne style of the thirties continued into the immediate post-World War II years. The house was designed and built by its owner, Harold Dygdrt, and supposedly based upon a 1930s house he had seen in Des Moines, probably one of the late thirties houses of Kraetsch and Kraetsch. The single-floor house that Dygdrt built is faced in light cream brick. The projecting wing is curved back into the house by means of a curved glass window. There is glass brick in a curved wall on one side of the recessed entrance, and a porthole window pierces the right side of the front elevation. The whole design is carried out well, and if one came across this house by accident, one would indeed assume that it has been built in the middle to late 1930s.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim

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