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Structure: Space HouseLocation: Chattanooga, TennesseeArchitect: Curtis W. KingDate: 1972Story: When you visit this blog, you’ve got one type of mid-century modern architecture on your mind. It’s got straight lines, lots of glass, a flat roof, that sort of thing. California architect Richard Neutra sits atop his rather modern VDL Research House

Structure: Howard Rodgers BuildingLocation: Knoxville, TennesseeArchitect: Shelton & StachelDate: 1947Tidbit: In 1947, a Knoxville, Tennessee contractor named Howard Rodgers commissioned the local architectural firm Shelton & Stachel to design a headquarters for his operations. A sale flyer featuring the architects' stamp in the bottom left The result was this building, designed

Structure: Charles Davis HouseLocation: Knoxville, TennesseeArchitect: Bruce McCartyDate: 1960Tidbit: Charles B. Davis was a co-founder of a Knoxville advertising firm called Lavidge & Davis. There's also a potential that he worked at the ad agency Davis Newman Payne. Newspaper portrait of Charles B. Davis At some point, he contracted architect Bruce

Structure: Garlinghouse Plan #8160Location: Knoxville, TennesseeDate: 1957Tidbit: In the mid-century era, a house didn't have to be custom to be architect designed. You see, architects would often design and submit their house plans to house plan books / catalogues. Sometimes, the plan book companies would send employees out across the

Structure: Dr. Kenneth Knickerbocker HouseLocation: Knoxville, TennesseeArchitect: Edgar SheltonDate: 1955Tidbit: In 1946, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville hired an English professor named Dr. Kenneth Knickerbocker. Whilst Dr. Knickerbocker was traipsing about the campus (dressed in a tweed jacket and horn-rimmed spectacles, I’d imagine), Dr. Knickerbocker met an associate professor of