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Home tour offers variety

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A home from the Manhattan era, along with the ‘glass house’ will be on the map

By Special to the Monitor

The Los Alamos Home Tour will include seven homes of a variety of styles and architecture, from an historic Bathtub Row home to brand new custom homes. Viewers will be able to get ideas for remodels and new constructions and learn about the history of home building and architecture in Los Alamos.

The addresses and names of homeowners will be not announced prior to the tour.  Ticket buyers will receive a detailed program and map. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available at Brownell’s Hallmark, LANB, Family Strengths Network and online at lafsn.org.

Architectural trends in Los Alamos have long been closely tied to its past as an Army facility.  But before World War II, renowned New Mexico architect John Gaw Meem designed Fuller Lodge and several buildings next to it, completing them in 1932 for the Los Alamos Ranch School.

In the Manhattan Project era, Fuller Lodge and neighboring buildings were first used for temporary housing for visiting scientists and military officers. Residents included the famous Danish physicist Neils Bohr, Lt. Col. Whitney Ashbridge and Capt. Gerald Tyler of the military contingent, A. L. Hughes (a physicist from George Washington University) and noted Italian physicist Enrico Fermi.


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