Walter Smith Pierce
(1920 - 2013)
Walter Smith Pierce was active/lived in Massachusetts, New York. Walter Pierce is known for modernist architecture, split-level houses.
Biography Walter Smith Pierce
Following is The New York Times obituary of Walter Pierce.
Walter Pierce, Modernist Architect, Dies at 93
By WILLIAM YARDLEY
Published: March 16, 2013
Had Paul Revere made another pass through Lexington, Mass., only this time in the 1940s, he might have issued a different warning as he galloped again past the familiar old saltboxes and Colonial houses still bordering its New England streets:
"The Modernists are coming! The Modernists are coming!"
But the Modernists, unlike the British, would not be turned back.
One of them was Walter Pierce, a Brooklyn-born architect whose suburban subdivision of spare but stylish split-level houses helped make the new aesthetic acceptable — and affordable — i
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