After-Work Schweiss House Tour on Thursday, June 14
Photograph by Ted Wight.
Join Modern STL for a casual after-work happy hour tour of William A. Bernoudy’s Schweiss House!
Thursday, June 14
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
4 Daniel Road
Free and open to the public
In 1951, Bernoudy-Mutrux (the firm of architects William A. Bernoudy and Edouard Mutrux) designed a small, innovative house for sculptor Ruth Schweiss and her husband Frank. This house was laid out on a plan of parallelogram modules, and featured a central hearth and carport integrated in the design — details congruent with Frank Lloyd Wright’s approach to the noted Kraus House (c. 1949 – 1956) in Ebsworth Park.
In January, there Schweiss house was for sale — with the dreaded “tear-down” as a possibility. Realtor Ted Wight and others wrote blog posts and led tours to showcase the significant home and its plight. The owner has since taken the house off of the market, but its future is far from secure. Please come see the potential, and spread the word!
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