03 May 2007

FOR SALE: Armstrong Residence I, 1926

Harris Armstrong's first built work, a house for himself and his new wife Louise, is located at 117 Baker Avenue in Webster Groves, Missouri. Built in 1926, following the couple's elopement on the first of January of that year, it was Armstrong's first opportunity to apply his architectural ideas in a context under his direct control.

This view looking from the living room into the dining room is virtually unchanged (save the dining room chandelier) from it's original construction. The unusual archway is the most striking and unusual aspect of the house.

The house is presently for sale. You can view the listing here.

You can view a series of recent photographs (2007) as well as historical photographs (c. 1927) here.

Photograph by Andrew Raimist, May 2007.

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