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The Rockpile

Harris Armstrong's weekend cabin in DeSoto, Missouri. The upper level contained a large fireplace and beds. The lower level (sometimes prone to flooding) contained a very basic kitchen. Armstrong built is himself during World War II, when there wasn't much construction acitivity. Unfortunately, it burned down in 1972, just one year before Armstrong's death.


For more information on Saint Louis modern architect Harris Armstrong, check out architectural ruminations.


Photograph courtesy of the Harris Armstrong Archives, Special Collections, Washington University in Saint Louis.

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Uploaded on August 8, 2005