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Richard J. Neutra and Otto Winkler project records
SFH 554  
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Contracts, specifications and drawings from a San Francisco architecture firm
Richard Neutra was born in Austria and is chiefly known for introducing the International Style in architecture to the United States. He worked with architect Otto Winkler on a dozen residences in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1930s. Neutra had a studio at 251 Kearny Street, San Francisco from 1935-1940, and Winkler shared that studio in 1939. Otto Winkler was born in Zurich and came to San Francisco. He married Mary E. Lafler in 1931, and the couple lived at her property on Telegraph Hill. In 1934, Winkler and Neutra were sharing a studio there at 1441 Montgomery St. Mary divorced Otto in 1936, but Winkler later designed apartments for the Lafler property. Mary Winkler died in Burlingame in 1976, and Otto Winkler died in New York City in 1993.
1 document box and 1 oversize folder
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