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The summer issue of Preservation Magazine includes a story about the fate of five of the 11 “Homes of the Future” built as show houses for the Century of Progress International Exposition at the 1933–1934 Chicago World’s Fair. After the fair a developer from Indiana bought the houses and barged them across Lake Michigan. They now make up the Century of Progress Architectural District. Once in such bad shape they ended up on Indiana’s 10-Most Endangered list, the houses have been restored and maintained through an innovative partnership. Owned by National Park Service, they are leased by the nonprofit organization Indiana Landmarks, and then subleased –with protective covenants – to people who restore them. ... MORE

The US Modernist Library is an excellent resource available free online. It is the largest open digital collection of major U.S. 20th-century architecture magazines with approximately 2.1 million downloadable pages. Publications include: AIA Journal, AIA New York, AIA North Carolina, Architectural Lighting, American Architecture, Architect, Architecture, Architecture News Now, Architecture Plus, Architectural Forum, Architectural Record, Arts+Architecture, Atomic Ranch, California Architecture and Building News, California Architect and Engineer, Florida Architect, House+Home, Keiths, Pencil Points / Progressive Architecture, and Sears.... MORE