Photo, Print, Drawing House of Tomorrow, 241 Lake Front Drive (moved from Chicago, IL), Beverly Shores, Porter County, IN Photos from Survey HABS IN-243

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Title
House of Tomorrow, 241 Lake Front Drive (moved from Chicago, IL), Beverly Shores, Porter County, IN
Contributor Names
Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Keck, George Fred
Atwood, Leland
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1933
Subject Headings
-  houses
-  exhibition facilities
-  Indiana -- Porter County -- Beverly Shores
Latitude / Longitude
41.683981,-87.000982
Notes
-  Significance: The House of Tomorrow is important as an artifact of the 1933-34 Century of Progress exposition, as an early example of the work of architect George Fred Keck, and as a record of the effects of European modernism on American architecture in the 1930s. With its innovative structural system, glass walls, stripped-down ornament and modern materials, the House of Tomorrow embodied the ideals promoted by the fair and by modernist architects: science and technology as sources for design and as symbols of progress and future prosperity. After the close of the exposition in 1934, real-estate developer Robert Bartlett capitalized on this symbolic value, moving the house to Beverly Shores, Indiana in order to stimulate interest in his subdivision there.
-  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N254
-  Survey number: HABS IN-243
-  Building/structure dates: 1933 Initial Construction
-  Building/structure dates: 1935
-  Building/structure dates: 1935 Subsequent Work
-  National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 86001472
Medium
Photo(s): 26
Color Transparencies: 2
Measured Drawing(s): 14
Data Page(s): 21
Photo Caption Page(s): 2
Call Number/Physical Location
HABS IND,64-BEVSH,9-
Source Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
in0357
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Online Format
image
pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, George Fred Keck, and Leland Atwood. House of Tomorrow, 241 Lake Front Drive moved from Chicago, IL, Beverly Shores, Porter County, IN. Beverly Shores Porter County Chicago Illinois Cook County Indiana, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/in0357/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Keck, G. F. & Atwood, L. (1933) House of Tomorrow, 241 Lake Front Drive moved from Chicago, IL, Beverly Shores, Porter County, IN. Beverly Shores Porter County Chicago Illinois Cook County Indiana, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/in0357/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, George Fred Keck, and Leland Atwood. House of Tomorrow, 241 Lake Front Drive moved from Chicago, IL, Beverly Shores, Porter County, IN. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/in0357/>.

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