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Visit Philip Johnson’s first house; view Robert Damora’s photography

May 23, 2010

Visit Philip Johnson’s first house; view Robert Damora’s photography 
It’s not everyday that the opportunity presents itself to visit the first built commission of a Modern master. Currently on the market, Philip Johnson’s Booth House in Bedford, NY was built in 1946 for Richard and Olga Booth, a young advertising executive and his wife. Predating the Glass House, the property features significant design details that Johnson would later incorporate into his own iconic house. Adding more luster to the Booth House history is that from 1955 until recently, it was the home of the celebrated architectural photographer Robert Damora (1912-2009) and his architect wife Sirkka. Damora’s career spanned 70 years, during which he captured the beauty of such notable buildings as the Museum of Modern Art, the Hancock Building in Boston, as well as residences like the Breuer House in New Canaan, CT, the Gropius House in Lincoln, MA and the Rockefeller Guest House in New York City.

Realtor Anthony Ardino has put together an informative event to complement this weekend’s open house. Visitors can view original photographs from Damora’s expansive collection and hear noted mid-century Modern architect John Johansen speak about the home’s significance within the Modern Movement.

Sunday May 23, 1:00pm–5:00pm

Philip Johnson’s Booth House

Bedford Village, NY


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About Robert Damora:

Booth House, Philip Johnson, 1946
© Robert Damora


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