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Rendering of the Walless House outdoor dining area with walls lowered
Ca. 1954
Pencil on paper

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Norman Bel Geddes Database

Job 649, Walless House, 1951-1964

Summary: Bel Geddes's prospectus and sketches are for houses with walls that open. Additional material is located in Planning Standards - Houses (job 667), including 16 blueprints, and sketches for Geddes's "Edith," "Locust," and "Small" houses.

For a more detailed description of holdings, see Kristen Noel Brown, House Designs of Norman Bel Geddes: Four Projects from the Collection of the Harry Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin thesis, 2007).


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Box/Location Folder Description
box 51 649.1 Data --- Estimates, memos, correspondence 1951-1956.
damaged box 18 649.1 Memo, clipping.
box 51 649.2 Patent correspondence (NBG & Edith Lutyens Geddes) 1954-1964.
flat file 649.1 4 drawings, 1 blueprint.
flat file 649.2 Ca. 15 blueprints.
flat file 649.2a 6 drawings, ca. 25 blueprints, 4 photostats.
flat file 649.2b Edith House: Renderings, isometrics, sketches, plans, and elevations, 49 drawings, 30 blueprints, 6 photostats. Hurricane House, 2 drawings, 2 blueprints.
oversize box 11 649.1a Presentation Book --- "The Walless House: One of the Most Important Contributions to Housing in Recent Years" (4 copies).
oversize box 11 649.1b Presentation Book --- "The Walless House: One of the Most Important Contributions to Housing in Recent Years," loose pages.
flat file 649.3 Presentation Book --- Photographs.
flat file 649.4 Presentation Book --- Photostatic negatives.
box 51 649.3 Locust House --- Sketches [1954].
box 51 649.4 10 Sketches, note, brochure 1955-1956.
box 51 649.5-6 Hurricane Houses and Cottage Groups - Sketches, estimates.
box 51 649.7 Edith House --- Memos, correspondence, estimate1954-1956.
box 51 649.8-9 Edith House --- Notes. 5 sketches, 5 blueprints.
box 51 649.10 Edith House --- Data - Letter rec., clippings 1955.
oversize box 11 649.2 Edith House --- Clippings.
oversize box 11 649.3 Presentation Book --- Paste up material.
box 51 649.11 Presentation Book --- Paste up scraps.

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