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LOREN B. POPE (POPE-LEIGHEY) RESIDENCE (1939 - S.268)
   
Date: 1940

Title: Pope-Leighey House during construction, 1940, Set of seven historic photographs.

Description: This set of seven historic photographs of the Pope-Leighey House were taken during construction by Loren Pope in 1940. Preliminary sketches were completed in October 1939. Construction began in May 1940, with Taliesin apprentice Gordon Chadwick overseeing the project. The house was completed during the early part of 1941. Photographed by Loren Pope. Courtesy of the William Edmund Barrett collection...

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Size: 10 x 8 B&W photographs.

S#: 0531.47.0815 1-7

 

   
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Date: Circa 1941

Title: Loren B. Pope Residence (1939)

Description: Photographed by Hedrich-Blessing (Ken & Bill Hedrich, Henry Blessing). This is the actual print that was used for producing the photograph in “The Natural House” 1954 Frank Lloyd Wright page 146.  Also published in May 1964 Architectural Forum page 7

Size: Original circa 1941 8 x 10 gelatin silver photo, by Hedrich-Blessing.

ST#: 0998.01.0706

   
Date: 1964

Title: Pope-Leighey House Set of nine drawings by the National Park Service for the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) 1964.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed this house, which was built in 1940 for Loren B. Pope. An example of Wright's "Usonian House," the structure, in danger of demolition in 1965 for a highway right-of-way in Falls Church, Fairfax County, was saved, moved and restored by Mrs. Robert A. Leighey, The National Trust for Historic Preservation and The National Park Service. This important American Architectural Monument was relocated at Woodlawn Plantation, near Mount Vernon. Courtesy of The Library of Congress.

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Size: 8 x 10 B&W photographs.

S#: 1596.52.0730 1-9

   
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Date: 1964

Title: Pope-Leighey House 1964. Set of fifteen photographs.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed this house, which was built in 1940 for Loren B. Pope. Mr. And Mrs. Robert A. Leighey purchased the home in 1946. In December 1963 Mrs. Leighey was notified that her home was in danger of demolition for a highway right-of-way in Falls Church, Fairfax County. In July 1964, she signed an agreement with the National Trust to save the home. Dismantling of the home began in the fall of 1964, reconstruction was completed in June 1965. She resumed residency of the home in July 1969. Photographed by Jack E. Boucher. Courtesy of The Library of Congress. Continue, additional images...

Size: 8 x 10 B&W photographs.

S#: 1596.53.0715 1-15

   
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Date: 1964

Title: Loren B. Pope House, Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) (Published by the National Park Service, Washington, D.C.)

Author: Myer, Donald B.

Description: Photographs and Written Historical and Descriptive Data. "The Loren B. Pope House is an example of a Usonian House as designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1940. This represents the architect's efforts in low priced housing. It is one of the few buildings in the Washington, D. C, area by this architect. The Loren B. Pope House was built in 1940 in Falls Church, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D. C, by Loren Pope, a newspaperman. The building has been continuously occupied as a residence since its completion. In 1964 a State condemnation suit was filed against the house to make way for interstate highway 66, Through efforts of the owner, Mrs. Robert Leighey and the assistance of the National Park Service, attempts were launched, at the time of this writing, to disassemble and move the house to another site as a permanent monument to the architect, Frank Lloyd Wright." Also includes a list of captions for the drawings and photographs.

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 9

S#: 1596.54.0815

   
Date: 1965

Title: Pope-Leighey House 1965 (S.268 - 1939).

Description: Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939 for Loren B. Pope, it was completed in 1940. In 1946, the home was purchased by Mr. And Mrs. Robert A. Leighey. In December 1963 Mrs. Leighey was notified that her home was in danger of demolition for a highway right-of-way in Falls Church, Fairfax County. In July 1964, she signed an agreement with the National Trust to save the home. Dismantling of the home began in the fall of 1964, reconstruction was completed in June 1965. She resumed residency of the home in July 1969. Photographed after the completion of the move, but before Mrs. Leighey moved back in. Most likely Mrs. Leighey in the photograph. Caption on verso: "Completed exterior as viewed from entrance road seems a natural outgrowth of surrounding countryside." Stamped on Verso: "Oct 3 1965."

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 1
628.55.0517
   
Date: 1969

Title: Pope-Leighey House, 1969. Set of twelve photographs of the Pope-Leighey House.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed this house, which was built in 1940 for Loren B. Pope. Mr. And Mrs. Robert A. Leighey purchased the home in 1946. In December 1963 Mrs. Leighey was notified that her home was in danger of demolition for a highway right-of-way in Falls Church, Fairfax County. In July 1964, she signed an agreement with the National Trust to save the home. Dismantling of the home began in the fall of 1964, reconstruction was completed in June 1965. She resumed residency of the home in July 1969. Photographed by Jack E. Boucher after after the house was dismantled, moved reconstruction. Courtesy of The Library of Congress. Continue, additional images...

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W Photographs.

S#: 1803.15.0715 1-12

   
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Date: April - September 1969

Publication: Historic Preservation

Author: Bullock, Helen Dudpry & Morton, Terry B.

Description: The Pope-Leighey House. Special issue on the Pope-Leighey House. Whole issue devoted specific to this Wright House. This was later re-issued as a book, see S#1760.  (Sweeney 1790)

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Pages: Pp 120

S#: 1790.00.0404

   
Date: 1969

Publication: The Pope-Leighey House

Author: Bullock, Helen Dudpry & Morton, Terry B. Contributing editors: Brooks, H. Allen; Pop, Loren B.; Leighey, Marjorie F.; Chadwick, Gordon; Rickert, Howard C.; Watterson, Joseph; Pearce, John N.; Morton, Terry B.; Kaufmann, Edgar J. Jr.

Description: An exact reprint of Historic Preservation - April -September 1969.  Only difference is the cover.  (First Edition)  (Sweeney 1760)

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Pages: Pp 120

S#: 1760.00.0102
   
Date: 1970

Title: Pope-Leighey House Circa 1970, viewed from the West.

Description: There are a few details that place this photograph close to the 1969 images, but at a later date. Damage to the fascia , about 2-3 feet from the Western corner is consistent with 1969. The screened Terrace is missing the screen, as is evident in 1969, #6. Details that place it at a little later date: mature plants, oil stains on the drive and the mail box. These and the cat at the entrance would indicate that Mrs. Leighey is now living in the home. Also in the Chadwick interview published in 1969, he says "I also feel that the screened porch and terrace must be rebuilt." P.75. It is interesting to note that although Wright’s original plans included the design for the screen, it had not been built when it was published in The Natural House, 1954. Courtesy of the State of Virginia.

Size: 10 x 7 B&W photograph.

S#: 1846.28.0915

   
Date: 1977

Publication: Brochure: The Pope-Leighey House

Description: “The Pope-Leighey House.  A Property of The National Trust for Historical Preservation in the United States.”  Produced by The National Trust for Historical Preservation History and information about the home.  Includes six photographs and two illustrations. 

Size: 4 x 9.3

Pages: Pp 8

S#: 2033.01.0707

   
Date: 1983 Reprint

Publication: The Pope-Leighey House

Author: Morton, Terry B.; Contributing editors: Brooks, H. Allen; Pop, Loren B.; Leighey, Marjorie F.; Chadwick, Gordon; Rickert, Howard C.; Watterson, Joseph; Pearce, John N.; Morton, Terry B.; Kaufmann, Edgar J. Jr.

Description: Many changes throughout this edition. Bullock dropped as co-editor. (First Edition of Second Printing)

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Pages: Pp 120

ST#: 1983.13.0105

   
Date: 1989

Title: Pope-Leighey Residence 1989 (S.268 - 1939).

Description: Caption on face: (June 15) Wright House Threatened - Architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey house, built in 1940 and named for its first and second owner’s is threatened by shifting ground in Mount Vernon, Virginia, only 25 years after it was saved from destruction by highway construction. The house, relocated in 1964 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was rebuilt on a seam of highly unstable clay and experiencing cracks throughout its structure. (AP) Acquired from the archived of the Chicago Tribune.

Size: Original 8.5 x 6.5 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1989.83.1012

   
Date: 1993

Title: Living Museums  (Hard Cover - DJ)

Author: Gale, Ian & Bryant, Richard

Description: Chapter 5: Pope-Leighey Residence.  Original HC List Price $40.00.  (First Edition)

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Pages: Pp 36-41

ST#: 1993.15.0596

   
Date: 1996

Publication: Pope-Leighey House (Published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation)

Author: Pretzer, Michael

Description: Adapted from an article by Pretzer which originally appeared in the March/April 1994 Historic Preservation. Includes 3/4" removable banner wrap. Original SC List Price $6.50. (First Edition)

Size: 4.5 x 8

Pages: Pp 16

ST#: 1996.48.0406

   
Date: 1996

Title: Pope-Leighey House Post Card.  WLP 101.  Published by C. Harrison Conroy Co. Charlotte, NC. 

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (1940). (Two Cards)

Size: 3.5 x 5. 

ST#: 1996.49.0406, 1996.50.0406

   
Date: 1996

Title: Pope-Leighey House Post Card.  WLP 102.  Published by C. Harrison Conroy Co. Charlotte, NC. 

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (1940). (Two Cards)

Size: 3.5 x 5

ST#: 1996.51.0406, 1996.52.0406

   
Date: 1996

Title: Pope-Leighey Residence Restoration 1996 (S.268 - 1939).

Description: Caption on face: "March 31 1996 – Pam pierce and her husband, Kendall, from Pierce Cabinetry of South Carolina, are seen from the roof of the Original Pope-Leighey House checking blue prints for the soon-to-be-restored version of the house while Rick Wightman works on its roof March 27, 1996 in Mount Vernon, Va. More than 50 years after it was built, the Pope-Leighey house is falling apart through no fault of its architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. To save it, the home’s benefactors say they must dismantle, move and rebuild the structure, and forever alter Wright’s design in the process. (AP Photo/Rick Bethem)." Clipping pasted to verso: "People will go to great lengths to save a Frank Lloyd Wright house. In Mt. Vernon, Va., for example, benefactors are dismantling the Pope-Leighey House. The house, designed by Wright, fell into disrepair, so people like Pam and Kendal Pierce of South Carolina (checking blueprints) are helping to dismantle and rebuild it on a different lot. The move will change the design somewhat." Stamped on clipping: "Apr 13 96". Acquired from the archived of the Chicago Tribune.

Size: Original 9.75 x 6.5 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1996.68.0811

   
Date: 2006

Title: Pope-Leighey House 2006. Set of eight photographs of the Pope-Leighey House, by Douglas M. Steiner, April 7, 2006.

Description: As you approach the home from the same direction as in 1939, the Carport, it has been positioned on a slope much like the original. Like many of Wright's designs, the entrance is hidden, and is not revealed until you reach the home. The lack of windows on the approach reveals little of the interior of the home. Perforated Light Screens allow soft light into the home, adding a measure of privacy and a decorative design element to the home. The roof of the Carport cantilevers out 8' 6" at the front, is 19' wide, and cantilevers out from the house 15' 6" in the back. The roof was designed with three layers of 2x4's, each superimposed on top of the other. The Perforated Light Screens... Continue, additional images...

Size: Original 10 x 7.5 High Res digital color photographs.

ST#: 2006.44.0815 1-8

   
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Date: 2014

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House (Hard Cover DJ) (Published by the University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville and London)

Author: Reiss, Steven M.

Description: Frank Lloyd Wright designed and realized over 500 buildings between 1886 and 1959 for a wide range of clients. In Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House, architect Steven M. Reiss presents the updated and detailed story of one of Wright’s few Virginia commissions. Designed and built for Loren and Charlotte Pope and later purchased by Marjorie and Robert Leighey, the Pope-Leighey House stands as a stunning example of an innovative form of shelter—which Wright called Usonian—for families beset by the Great Depression. Here, and elsewhere, Wright offered a unique and unprecedented approach for homes that would be small yet architecturally significant, carefully sited, and constructed of readily available local materials. He believed that anyone with an acre of land should have the opportunity to own a Usonian home. Set in Northern Virginia, the Pope-Leighey House has an unusual history in that it has been moved twice, first to the grounds of the National Trust’s Woodlawn to rescue it from the path of Route 66 in Falls Church, then to re-site it to better correspond to its original orientation. Wright’s mission was to remind us that "we need to see life in simpler terms." In this amply illustrated book, Reiss echoes Wright’s reminder that small, carefully built structures should be the starting point of sustainable and environmentally responsible house design." Dust Jacket. Original list price $35.00. (First Edition)

Size: 7 x 8.25

Pages: Pp 189

ST#:
2014.43.0419
   
Date: 2015

Title: Pope-Leighey House 2006. Set of 63 photographs of the Pope-Leighey House, by Douglas M. Steiner, April 7, 2015.

Description: Like many of Wright's Usonian homes, it was an "L" shaped design based on a 2x4 foot rectangular module. It was constructed of brick, natural unfinished cypress and glass. The home slowly rises above the ground as the ground slopes away from the home. Like many of Wright's designs, the entrance is hidden, and is not revealed until you reach the home. Four door panels make up the Entrance. The two outside panels are fixed, the two center doors are mounted... Continue, additional images...

Size: Original 11 x 7.5 High Res digital color photographs.

ST#: 2015.03.0815 1-63

   
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