Yesterday I finally went through the stylish Isadore Shank home located at 7 Graybridge. It is listed for $499,000. See more HERE. A couple of Isadore's sons joined me and shared some pictures of the house when it was first finished. The style was very international/ art deco. Check out my pictures of the house today compared to the original style. Very cool! I hope someone restores it! The home backs to 5 acres of common ground.
Opening Reception for Lines of Beauty: Original Renderings by St. Louis Architects
Sept. 16 - Dec. 15, 2010 / Carolyn Hewes Toft Gallery at Architecture St. Louis / 911 Washington Avenue, Suite 170 / Opening Reception 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16
Selected from the extensive private collection of Kyrle Boldt, III, this exhibit of exquisite and rare architectural renderings and hand-drawn perspectives showcases the amazing talents of some of St. Louis' most accomplished architects and draftsmen. Beginning with a rendering of the Tuholske Surgical Institute (ca. 1890) by architect John Ludwig Wees (1861-1942) the exhibit spans most of the 20th century and contains examples of residential, commercial and industrial designs from the offices of such masters as Hefenstellar, Hirsch and Watson, Charles Eames, James Murphy, William Adair Bernoudy, Isadore Shank, Frederick Dunn and others. Created before the days of computer technology and AutoCad programs, these beautifully executed renderings illustrate the artistic capabilities that are still an essential component of the architectural profession