A Guide to the The Town of Tomorrow and Home Building Center Souvenir Folder, 1939 The Town of Tomorrow and Home Building Center Souvenir Folder Ms2016-010

A Guide to the The Town of Tomorrow and Home Building Center Souvenir Folder, 1939

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2016-010


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Processed by: Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2016-010
Title
The Town of Tomorrow and Home Building Center Souvenir Folder, 1939
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
New York World's Fair 1939, Inc.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of plans and information about 15 demonstration houses in a model village at the 1939 World's Fair in New York.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Town of Tomorrow and Home Building Center Souvenir Folder must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Town of Tomorrow and Home Building Center Souvenir Folder, Ms2016-010, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Town of Tomorrow and Home Building Center Souvenir Folder was purchased by Special Collections in 2013.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Town of Tomorrow and Home Building Center Souvenir Folder was completed in June 2016.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of plans and information about 15 demonstration houses in a model village at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Each design has a brochure and each brochure includes perspective, floor plans, and a description of the house. Although numbered 1-21, with some numbers missing, these 15 brochures represent the whole set. One was designed by a woman, Verna Cook Salomonsky.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Architecture
  • History of Women in Architecture
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Corporate Names:

  • New York World's Fair 1939, Inc.

Contents List

Folder 1
Souvenir folder, 1939
  • No. 1, The Dual Duty House, Henry S. Churchill
  • No. 2, The House of Plywood, A. Lawrence Kocher
  • No. 3, The Bride's Home, Landefeld & Hatch
  • No. 4, The Pittsburgh House of Glass, Landefeld & Hatch
  • No. 5, The Small Brick House of the Sheltered Workshops, George D. Conner
  • No. 6, The Small Home of Wood, Evans, Moore & Woodbridge
  • No. 8, The New England Home, Cameron Clark
  • No. 10, House of Vistas, Verner, Walter Johnson
  • No. 13, The Garden Home, Verna Cook Salomonsky
  • No. 15, The Johns-Manville Triple Insulated House, Godwin, Thompson & Patterson
  • No. 16, The Kelvin Home, Electus D. Litchfield
  • No. 17, The Celotex House, Henry Otis Chapman, Jr. and Harold W. Beder
  • No. 18, The Electric Home, James W. O'Connor
  • No. 19, The Fire-Safe Home, Perry M. Duncan
  • No. 21, The Motor Home, Adams & Prentice