The District of Columbia Housing Authority’s Langston Terrace Dwellings are featured in “Ten Homes that Changed America” television program.
The show, produced by the Public Broadcasting Service, was aired recently and highlights 10 architecturally diverse homes that demonstrate historic trends inAmerican life and the relationship people have with their homes and surroundings.
African-American architect Hilyard Robinson designed the District’s first public housing project and believed that “architecture could build a brighter future,” the show’s narrator said. Robinson was impressed with the European Modernism movement used across the Atlantic Ocean and brought the style to Americans through the design of Langston Terrace Dwellings.
The other homes featured in the show are Taos Pueblo in Taos, New Mexico; President Thomas Jefferson’s home Monticello in Albemarle County, Virginia; Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York; A Mid-19th Century Tenement in New York City; The Gamble House in Pasadena, California; Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania; Eames House in Pacific Palisades, California; Marina City in Chicago; and Glidehouse in Novato, California.
Click here to watch the show and the Langston Terrace Dwellings portion begins around the 27-minute mark.