After finding inspiration in the contemporary architecture presented at the Century of Progress Exposition in 1933, KU history professor James C. Malin designed and built one of the first ‘Modern’ houses in Lawrence. A radically new design in 1930s Kansas, even today the solid concrete ‘fire-safe’ home designed in the Streamline Moderne, International style might seem more fitting in Miami Beach’s Art Deco District. James, his wife Pearl, and their nine-year-old daughter Jane moved into the house in 1935. The house remained in the family until Jane’s passing in August. The home was recently purchased by our own Tim Hossler and his wife, Ann. As preparations start for restoration and renovation, Tim and Ann have invited Lawrence Modern into the Malin house during this transitional time. This is a rare opportunity to view a time capsule from 1935.
Please join us for a tour of this one-of-a-kind house in Lawrence and celebrate the Malin family who lived in it for more than 80 years. Special guest Kansas historian Virgil Dean will speak on the importance of James C. Malin’s writings and teaching. Tim will talk about the house and their future dreams.
Parking near the house is very limited. Please do not park in the old book store parking lot. It will cost you $180 to get your car back!
We look forward to sharing the afternoon with you on the 28th.
-Tom, Tim, Bill & Dennis