Off to the Dump: House by Paul Rudolph


OK, it probably was not a TreeHugger correct house at 4200 square feet and made of concrete, but we do believe in re-use, recycling and preservation. It is happening all over when people don't think that anything modern has historic value- Preservation Societies will go nuts to save a rotting turn of the century Victorian but a building from the 50's through 70's? Get rid of it. Said Nepal Asatthawasi of the Paul Rudolph Foundation: ""as more and more architecturally significant modern homes reach critical points of neglect and eventual demolition, the consequences of devaluing the artifacts of our recent history will be felt by future generations." ::New York Times

UPDATE: Westport Newspaper on why the Trust was not able to save the house. Westport Now, pictures below fold


Demolition got underway today of the Paul Rudolph-designed house at 16 Minute Man Hill following failed efforts by preservationists to save the 1973 house. A court-imposed moratorium on demolition which provided time to find another buyer expired at 5 p.m. Friday. The house was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on Nov. 16, 2006. Dave Matlow for

pictures at 10:18

press denied access at 10:22

Almost all gone at 3:35