Patrick Lee Lucas Papers
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Series 1 contains files regarding the academic work of Lucas which was focused primarily on the architecture of Loewenstein but also included mid-twentieth century modern architecture throughout the Southeast. In addition to descriptions and photos of Loewenstein-designed houses built for individuals, there are files on Commencement Homes, which were part of a Woman's College class taught by Loewenstein for students in art and home economics in the 1950s-1960s, and on the demolition of one of those homes in 2009. Lucas organized several exhibitions and symposia on Loewenstein's work, and the collection contains materials describing the plans for these events. Also included are materials on the UNCG campus, descriptions and photographs of Greensboro architecture, and information on interior designers Sarah Hunter Kelly and Gregory Ivy.
Series 2 comprises files maintained by Edward Loewenstein, including biographical information, information about Loewenstein's architectural firms, and descriptions of public buildings and houses in Greensboro designed by Loewenstein. Personal and professional financial records from 1952-1954 are included. The collection also contains a complete set of files labeled by Loewenstein and describing specific aspects of the design and construction of the Loewenstein house in Greensboro, built in 1953-1954.
- 1950 - 2013
- Other: Date acquired: 2013 June 27
- Lucas, Patrick Lee (Person)
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Edward Loewenstein (1913-1970) was born in Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1935. After serving in the US Army during World War II, Loewenstein moved to Greensboro in 1945 with his wife, Frances Stern, a Greensboro native. In 1953, he established the Loewenstein-Atkinson architectural firm with partner Robert A. Atkinson, Jr. Loewenstein's architectural designs were predominantly in the Modernist style, and in addition to more than twenty residences in this style he designed traditional homes and many public buildings in Greensboro including schools, hospitals, and the public library (1964). The Loewenstein-Atkinson firm designed buldings for Bennett College in Greensboro and the Physical Education Building at Woman's College (now UNCG). Loewenstein taught art and architecture classes at Woman's College from 1958 through the late 1960s, including classes in which art and home economics students designed and built Modernist houses, labeled Commencement Homes and featured in McCall's magazine.
5.20 Linear Feet (5 boxes, 1 oversized box, 3 blueprints)
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