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    Guess The Year, Beach Edition



    Hopefully everyone isn't sick of these yet. Bonus points if you know the significance of this home.

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    1928 - the first International/Bauhaus style single family home built in the US.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    I have no idea what the year is. 1930? Does this house have something to do with Marylin Monroe, or some movie about Marylin Monroe?

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    Looks kinda like classic Miami Beach art deco...but that landscape (is that an oak?) somehow doesn't look like Miami. I'd still put it in the same general timeframe, though. Say, 1935.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    1933, International Style. Built for the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, it was moved to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 1935. I'm not positive, but I attribute this one to Walther Gropius.
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    1931.

    Keep 'em coming!
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    1932. Looks like the first lifeguards' headquarters converted to a house.
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    1933, International Style. Built for the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, it was moved to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 1935. I'm not positive, but I attribute this one to Walther Gropius.
    Edit - I'm gonna dittos this. It's good to have a trained historic preservation planner around, isn't?
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    2008, forst pink foreclosed home on Detroit River with burned out home next door recently removed.
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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    Edit - I'm gonna dittos this. It's good to have a trained historic preservation planner around, isn't?
    Or not. Kinda like one's prospects of winning a friendly game of chess with Bobby Fisher. Oh, but at least he's wrong about the Gropius part. It was Robert Law Weed that designed it.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    If it is indeed the Florida House from the Century of Progess: I'm not sure it isn't the Rostone house by Walter Scholer (Scholer...Gropius ... whatever)

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    I have to admit that mendleman tricked me yesterday with the Tudor. I completely missed the side-loading garage and that doomed me, obviously.
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    1934 maybe???

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    1935 as "modernist" architecture was getting a foothold - I bet the roof leaks.
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    1933, International Style. Built for the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, it was moved to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 1935. I'm not positive, but I attribute this one to Walther Gropius.
    We have a winner!

    It is indeed a Century of Progress house from 1933. It now sits along Lake Michigan in Beverly Shores, Indiana. Architect is Robert Law Weed.

    Link to Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Tropical_House
    Last edited by jsk1983; 14 Aug 2009 at 1:29 PM. Reason: added link

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    In one of my favorite NP sites - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
    http://www.nps.gov/archive/indu/Hist...ress_homes.htm

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    Ok.....

    One of the 2009 parade of homes located on lake front property in Gary Indiana
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    Quote Originally posted by jsk1983 View post
    We have a winner!

    It is indeed a Century of Progress house from 1933. It now sits along Lake Michigan in Beverly Shores, Indiana. Architect is Robert Law Weed.

    Link to Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Tropical_House
    So, let me get this straight. It was moved to a National Seashore, then allowed to deteriorate to the point that it resembles a foreclosure in Lehigh Acres, FL?

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    Quote Originally posted by jmello View post
    So, let me get this straight. It was moved to a National Seashore, then allowed to deteriorate to the point that it resembles a foreclosure in Lehigh Acres, FL?
    It's a National Lakeshore -- there hasn't been a sea in Indiana in ... oh ... 65 million years.

    Here's a little bit of info about the homes from the National Park Service. HLFI is raising money to restore the homes and sub-lease them.
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