Oral History Project

FoMA’s Oral History Project, begun in 2014, records for posterity the voices of Lincoln architects and homeowners associated with the modern movement(1937-1970). Video and audio recordings completed to date include homeowners discussing their experiences of living in modern houses designed by local architects. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lincoln Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

If you would like to share your experiences of living in or designing a modern house (or if you know of someone we should contact), we would love to hear from you.

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Presenter, Woodie Arthur, architect; 48 Beaver Pond Road, Walter Bogner, architect

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Interview with F. Douglas Adams, architect; memories of Walter Gropius

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Interview with Velma Frank, home owner; 19 Twin Pond Lane, Constantin Pertzoff and Frances Quarton, architects

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Interview with Cynthia Ritsher, home owner; 16 Conant Road, Henry Hoover, architect

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Interview with Eric Bogner, home owner;   9 Woods End Road, Walter Bogner, architect
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Interview with Aire-Maija Schwann, home owner; 26 Old Winter Street, Walter Bogner, architect

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Interview with Nyna Polumbaum, architect and homeowner; 31 Laurel Drive (Brown’s Wood)
hoover henry 300x200“Breaking Ground, The Architecture of Henry B. Hoover;” the life and career of Henry Hoover