The New York Times has had a couple of articles in the past weeks about the demolition of the Geller I House in Lawrence, Long Island, New York, designed by Marcel Breuer. The first piece was the sad news itself. The second came today, an explanation called Why Does the Demolition of a Marcel Breuer House Matter? One quote stands out.
“There aren’t very many tools to aid the preservation of these houses,” Waytkus explained. The best activists can do, she says, is promote the value of postwar architecture to the community, as well as to sellers. Then try to find buyers willing to preserve them.