When Bertrand Goldberg returned to his native Chicago in 1936 the city was in the midst of an architectural revolution. The emergence of steel-frame architecture in the final years of the previous century had ushered in a generation of soaring buildings, earning Chicago a reputation for architectural
Henry Mather Greene and his brother, Charles Sumner Greene who established the architectural firm of Greene and Greene, were influential American architects. Active primarily in California, their bungalow houses and larger-scale ultimate bungalows are prime exemplars of the Arts and Crafts movement.
While his fellow soldiers dreamt of their girlfriends back home, a recent enlistee, Gerald Summers, fantasized about "doing things with wood." Wondering why the sudden preoccupation with this natural resource, Summers thought back. He recalled his days as a schoolboy (only about a year earlier) when