Architecture, Box 93, April 1949


As usual, few subjects crammed in this box. Today we’ll only look at the images related to architectural lines.

The date on the box is April 1949.

First we have two images of Segarini’s nearing construction finish. Joel photographed two angles of the building.

Segarini’s nearing final construction, minus parking lot, April 1949, Harding Way, Stockton
Segarini’s nearing final construction, April 1949, Harding Way, Stockton

In the second image one can see the Stockton Adult School on Pacific at the right. Both images were copied or printed at one point in time.

The second series of images details a “modernist interior”. Material choices and furniture are a forebode for the 1950’s and even 60’s. There’s a scribble on the box that states “Reid’s House”. We don’t know yet who Reid is, but it’s clear that the Reid’s house and the Rossi house we visited few blog posts back are night and day apart.

Reid’s House, April 1949, unidentified location, presumable Stockton
Reid’s House, April 1949, unidentified location, presumable Stockton
Reid’s House, April 1949, unidentified location, presumable Stockton
Reid’s House, April 1949, unidentified location, presumable Stockton

Throughout this session Joel doubles up on shots with minor light changes. He wants to be absolutely sure he has the angles or image orientations he needs.

Reid’s House, April 1949, unidentified location, presumable Stockton
Reid’s House, April 1949, unidentified location, presumable Stockton
Reid’s House, April 1949, unidentified location, presumable Stockton
Reid’s House, April 1949, unidentified location, presumable Stockton

Reid’s House with its cinder block walls, brick fireplace, polished concrete floor and tongue-and-groove hardwood ceiling, is clearly a departure from the Craftsman house or California Bungalow.

The sparse decorative items hint at the creativity of the occupant(s).

I did cross my mind that this could be one of the Honor Apartments from COP. Joel photographed the early construction. This is the blog post where an early version of copper coil radiant heating was installed in a concrete slab.

It’s equally quite possible that photographing the Rossi House in March 1949 and now the Reid House in April 1949, is yet another photography class assignment, juxtaposing quite different styles.

It’s a pity we don’t have images of the exterior of the Reid House.

Cheers !


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