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
May L. Jacobs House
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, homeowner
Velma S. and Robert Frank House
Twin Pond Lane
Constantin Pertzoff and Frances Quarton, architects
Ritsher 300x200Interview with Cynthia Ritsher, homeowner
Cynthia and John Ritsher House
Conant Road
Henry Hoover, architect

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Interview with Eric Bogner, Homeowner
Walter Bogner House
Woods End Road
Walter Bogner, architect
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Interview with Aire-Maija Schwann, Homeowner
Old Winter Street
Walter Bogner, architect

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