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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CANADA WELCOMES U.S. CITIZENS, c. 1940

The Linear Look: 1940

The Linear Look: 1940

May 30, 1940. "Bertram F. Willcox residence in Pound Ridge, Westchester County, New York. Outside stairs to upper deck. Moore & Hutchins, architect." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
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Buckets

Prairie style (F.L. Wright) is distinctive, but having walked around too many buckets placed to cope with the inevitable results of flat roofs as a kid, no, thank you.

SS Hemp Handrail

Jim Dandy: The inner handrail on the stairs wasn't an afterthought. Upon close inspection, it is made of nautical rope, and is the only original equipment that survived when Dave K's paddle steamer ran aground.

Good background from 10 years ago

Information from a resident:

http://modernhousenotes.blogspot.com/2009/12/

Snow

Wouldn't that flat roof be trouble with snow in a New York winter? I do love the double decker porch with (maybe) fireplaces for each.

Gap in the trees

FLW

I believe I see subtle hints of Frank Lloyd Wright influence in this structure.

Maybe

He should have invested in a lawn mower as well

Treasure trove of info

The (possibly) current owners of the house posted a couple of pictures in January 2008, after a light snow fell. The outside stairs are gone, and it's hard to tell what's happened to the upper deck.

I'm waiting for

the FLW comparison.

Handyman special!

Looks like the inner handrail on the stairs was a bit of an afterthought.

Looks more like a paddle steamer

That ran aground.

Still standing

The house appears to be intact but deep in a forest now -- and hard to find.

 
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