Monday, June 28, 2010

Mississippi Coast :: Lost Moderns

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In 1956 New Orleans architect and Mississippi native W.F. Calongne (b. 1921) designed a summer house for Mr. and Mrs. J. Folse Roy in Waveland. The design received a Progressive Architecture Design Award.

The Roy House will be on the beach facing the Mississippi Sound and will be used as a summer residence and week-end home during winter. It will be one room deep only to permit the breezes from the water to circulate freely. Large screened galleries will run the length of the home on both sides, and the narrow end walls will be solid. Inside, all partitions will stop within one foot of the ceiling to allow cross ventilation.

The house was a victim of Hurricane Camille in 1969. Camille also destroyed Frank Lloyd Wright's waterfront house for B.F. Fuller in Pass Christian. Bruce Goff's space age home for Emil Gutman (1958) in Gulfport was destroyed by fire.

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source: Times-Picayune January 29, 1956

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