Documenting, Preserving, and Promoting Modernist Residential Architecture
You cannot save something valuable without knowing where it is or why it is important. America's brilliant mid-century Modernist houses are frequently endangered and torn down, largely because buyers, sellers, and realtors do not realize the importance of what they have or how to preserve, repair, and protect these livable works of art. With four major sections, 15,000 houses, and over 4 million pages of 20th-century architecture magazines, USModernist is America's largest open digital archive of Modernist houses and the lives of their architects. We are an award-winning nonprofit 501C3 educational archive for the documentation, preservation, and promotion of residential Modernist architecture.
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The 1954 Eduardo Fernando Catalano House in Raleigh NC (sadly destroyed in 2001), North Carolina's second most famous house after Biltmore. From left to right, some of the many kids who loved it: Smitty, Ginny, Bev, Pam, and Marty in a photo by
legendary architecture photographer Ezra Stoller. Although the Catalano House is gone, its loss is not in vain, inspiring preservationists everywhere to do better.