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Glass House, 1971-1986

Architect, former owner:
Johnson, Philip 1906-2005
Former owner:
Whitney, David 1939-2005
Physical description:
2 folders+ 3 35mm slides; 6 safety film negatives; 1 photographic print
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New Jersey, Fairfield County, New Canaan
Connecticut
New Canaan
Glass House (New Canaan, Connecticut)
Date:
1971
1971-1986
Notes:
An iconic structure of glass and steel created by architect Philip Johnson, Glass House was completed in 1949. The house has no interior walls and provides uninterupted views of the landscape from all four sides of the structure. The original property as it was purchased in 1946 spanned five acres. Glass House and its companion structure, Brick House, were the inaugural architectural projects to be built on the property. Over the next fifty years Philip Johnson and David Whitney acquired additional land expanding the holding to 47 acres, and fourteen architectural structures. The Philip Johnson Glass House, once the architect's personal residence, is now a National Trust Historic Site.
Persons associated with the property include: Philip Johnson (former owner, architect, 1949-2005); David Whitney (former owner, -2005).
Summary:
The folders include worksheets, photocopies of articles and other information.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CT145000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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