Here is a combination of arcana that can’t be beat.

Dwell magazine  put up this post of 10 Marcel Breuer buildings with the lede “The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.”

https://www.dwell.com/article/design-icon-10-buildings-by-marcel-breuer956d0193

In 1947 Preston Robinson commissioned Breuer to design a residence in Williamstown.

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Photo  Robert Demora

And who was Preston Robinson you may well ask. He was a senior engineer at Sprague Electric decades before it became Mass MOCA. The house, no longer owned by the Robinson family, is located on 43 acres at 236 Bulkley Street.

Robinson played a key role in the development of the atomic bomb.

 Screen Shot 2018-01-20 at 11.42.03 AMNYT obit  May 23, 1973

Who knew!

 

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