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 inspires preservationists everywhere to do better.
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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 documentation on over 20,000 iconic houses and 120 important architects, and over 4.1 million pages of architecture and design magazines, USModernist is America's largest open digital archive of Modernist houses, an award-winning nonprofit 501C3 educational archive for the documentation, preservation, and promotion of residential Modernist architecture.
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