Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Arnold Ungerman Residence, 1941
1718 East 37th Street
This Streamlined Art Deco house was designed by Leo Clark for Arnold Ungerman. Ungerman was a doctor who once worked for the U.S. Department of Indian Affairs on a Hopi-Navaho reservation. He and his wife fell in love with the Southwestern style of architecture and intended this house to be a blend of Mexican-Southwestern and contemporary modern styles. It is a two-story, concrete block structure on a concrete slab foundation. The house features a flat roof, corner windows, and a curved bay composed of glass block. Horizontal bands above the entry and at the roof line add to the Streamline effect.