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Because Neutra would help you
by Katy Purviance on 04/06/08 @ 11:21:55 pm
Categories: Architects, Events | 259 words | 963 views

I received a mailing from the Neutra VDL Research Site.

Dear Friend:

Richard Neutra’s Silver Lake home and a birthplace of LA Modernism is in jeopardy. The Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio/Residences needs $30,000 to cover this year’s and next year’s maintenance costs by October 2008 or Cal Poly may be forced to consider undesirable options.

On Saturday, April 26th from 9:00 am to 1:00 am we are hosting a meeting at the Neutra VDL home (2300 Silver Lake Boulevard, LA 90039)> Actress and long-time Neutra homeowner, Kelly Lynch and Dr. Raymond Neutra, Richard’s youngest son, and others will make remarks about the significance of the VDL site and our short- and long-term plans for it. After coffee and pastries, we ask you to explore this remarkable Neutra-designed facility and talk to the docents available to answer any of your questions.

We, the Friends of The Neutra VDL Research Site, along with the Neutra family, invite you to help us save this irreplaceable architectural jewel by making a donation. As Professor Richard Longstreth of George Washington University has said, “this studio/residential complex ranks with those of Fredrick Law Olmstead, HH Richardson, and Frank Lloyd Wright in influence and importance and needs to be preserved for public education and community service.”

Thank you in advance for your interest and we hope to see you at the VDL home on April 26th!

Please call Ms. Martie Blick at (909) 869-4114, or email her at to confirm you will be joining us.

Sincerely yours,

Karen C Hanna, FASLA
College of Environmental Design

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