We previously blogged about an opportunity to own your very own Usonian house. If you weren’t sold on that how about your very own Eames Case Study House?
Curbed L.A. reports that Case Study House #9 is up for sale. For a scant $14 million you get not only the Eames but the massive estate constructed in front of it which one Curbed reader described as an ABORTION!
The photo I have listed here does not do the structure justice. The Eames house that is, not the abortion. You really must visit Curbed L.A.’s fancy set of photos. They’re beautiful. While you’re clicking around be sure to stop by Materialicious. The fine shelter blog that tipped us off to the Eames sale.
I’ve been avoiding the Facebook 25 things meme myself but the National Trust For Historic Preservation has jumped on the bandwagon with their own list. There are no details of one-night stands or grating habits though the do reveal a thing for country music:
- 10.The Dixie Chicks played at the National Preservation Conference in Fort Worth in the mid-90s, before Natalie Maines joined the band (and, therefore, before they were famous).
- 13. Country music star Kenny Chesney featured the Farnsworth House, a National Trust Historic Site in Illinois, in his video, “Don’t Blink.”
You should definitely check out the rest of the list at their blog PreservationNation. I learned a few things and it is nice to see institutions getting involved with interweb norms.
Award winning blog Northwest History posts an impassioned, through plea for stimulus money to be used to re-create Federal Writers Project to record and document our disappearing past. I have written previously about how the current financial crisis could have a silver-lining for we in the history, cultural resource management and preservation communities. It will take cogent, passionate ideas like this to make it happen.
While you’re at Northwest History I suggest you check out their fantastic survey of 19th century facial hair in Washington State.
Jobless? Don’t want to wait for the new Federal Writer’s Project? Then I suggest heading over to Preservation in Pink and checking out their November post about hunting for preservation jobs. The guide provides links and enough advice to get all of you recent grads and recent layoff started.