January 2009

  • Dreaming of the Desert

    The 1963 Tramway station by Clark, Frey and Chambers.
    (Courtesy of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway)
    As I sit here looking out the window on this dreary, icy day in Washington, my mind wanders to Palm Springs. Unfortunately, plans my wife and I had to go to the mid-century modern mecca Read More >

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    January 28, 2009

  • NBM Event: Robert Lautman: Remembering a Lifetime of Architecture on Film

    A 1954 photo by Robert Lautman of CharlesGoodman’s renovated farmhouse in Alexandria.
    (Courtesy of the National Building Museum)

    The National Building Museum is holding a discussion on Feb. 3 with Robert C. Lautman, Washington’s dean of architectural photography who chronicled the work of local modern architects such as Charles Read More >

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    January 15, 2009

  • Carderock Springs is Now Historic

    Carderock Springs, the mid-century modern community in Bethesda built in the 1960s by pioneering developer Edmund Bennett and designed by Arthur Keyes, Francis Donald Lethbridge and David Condon, was named to the National Register of Historic Places in December after a four-year effort by residents and county officials. Charles Goodman’s Read More >

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    January 14, 2009

  • The Glass House

    Washington Post columnist Katherine Salant has a nice piece today on her visit to Philip Johnson’s Glass House.
    “From the photographs and frequently published floor plan, the house seems to be so simple — a box with four glass walls — that it could have been built from a Read More >

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    January 10, 2009

  • Tips for Tending to Your 1950s Bathroom Tile

    Does your 1950s bathroom tile needs some TLC? Here are some tips from the Washington Post.

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    January 4, 2009