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Inside the Brooklyn Home of Famed Architect Morris Lapidus

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Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the Library of Congress's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design of yesteryear. Have a find you want to share? Hit up the tipline; we'd love to hear from you.


Architect Morris Lapidus may be famous for his Miami oeuvre of Neo-Baroque and Modern architecture—he's the guy who designed Miami's Fontainebleau Hotel, which he proudly dubbed "the world's most pretentious hotel"—in the 1940s he was based in NYC. Here he had an office headquarters on 49th Street—vintage photos this way—and lived in an adorable house in Brooklyn. Below: all the 1941 photos of his home plucked straight from the Library of Congress' Gottscho-Schleisner Collection.

· Morris Lapidus, residence in Brooklyn, 1941. [Library of Congress' Gottscho-Schleisner Collection]
· All Monochromes posts [Curbed National]
· All Dwelling posts [Curbed National]
· All 1940s posts [Curbed National]
· All Morris Lapidus coverage [Curbed Miami]