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Gropius House

Lincoln, Massachusetts
County of Middlesex.
68 Baker Bridge Road
National Register Number: 00000709
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House Museum: www.spnea.org/visit/homes/gropius.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 16, 2000):
Walter Gropius, on of the founders of the Modern Movement in architecture, won national and international acclaim for his role as a teacher and articulator of the modernist philosophy of architecture, design, urban planning, and the social responsibility of architecture. His conception and direction of the Bauhaus from 1919 to 1928 garnered a long-enduing reputation for the school for its teaching methods and for its integration of design, crafts, and industrial arts into a all-encompassing modernist vision. This house, which he and his wife conceived in 1937 as an expression of their personal interpretation of the Modernist philosophy, retains its furnishings, the most important collection of Bauhaus-designed furniture outside of Germany; works of art, many by leading members of the Modern Movement; and its decorative and treatments and finish.

A 1999 Save America's Treasures matching grant for $ 64,349 was used to repair the windows, a primary entry-point for moisture, and to restore water-damaged plaster. There are no more existing threats.

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