|Atkinson Residence, 1940, view from street.|
|View of living room showing homosote frieze.|
Its chief interest, though, lies in a bas-relief frieze above the fireplace in which Rudolph drew a group of fishermen grappling with nets. Christian Bjone, writing in "First House: the Grid, the Figure, the Void," connects the interwoven netting with diagrams Rudolph would often sketch depicting the movement of space with a series of radiating lines. Rudolph, according to Bjone, almost certainly took the course in mural design at the time of the house's construction.
The frieze is still intact, as are some of the original interior fittings. More information about the house can be found at Zillow.
|Diagram of spatial flow, Tuskegee Chapel|
image: Library of Congress