No longer confined to collecting dust in storage rooms, over a thousand slides documenting modern architecture's emergence in Southern California have been digitized by the USC Library, and are now available to view for free online.
The approximately 1300 slides were culled from the collections of Fritz Block and Pierre Koenig, which both belong to the USC Libraries. Koenig himself chose which slides he wanted digitized in the late 1990s, for a project that never fully came to pass, but from which a delightfully dated prototype website is still accessible. The slides feature work by various architects, mostly within Southern California.
Check out the full collection here, and a few select images below:
↑ John Lautner's Foster Residence in Sherman Oaks, from Pierre Koenig's collection.
↑ Frank Lloyd Wright's Millard Residence in Pasadena, from Fritz Block's collection.
↑ Pierre Koenig's Schwartz residence in Santa Monica (1996), from Pierre Koenig's collection.
↑ Albert Frey's Frey Residence in Palm Springs, from Fritz Block's collection.
↑ Pietro Belluschi's Central Lutheran Church in Portland, OR, from Pierre Koenig's collection.
↑ Pierre Koenig's Bailey Residence in West Hollywood, from Pierre Koenig's collection.