When it comes to modern homes in the Washington DC area, there may have been no bigger impact than that of Charles M. Goodman—an American architect whose heyday was a half-century ago.
Born in New York City in 1906, Goodman grew up in Chicago as a child and received his training as an architect at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Influenced by modernist pioneers like Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra, Goodman moved to Washington, DC in 1934 and became an architect for FDR’s Public Buildings Administration, the Treasury Department and the Army Air Forces Airport Transport Command during World War II.
While government buildings can seem monolithic and staid, Goodman sought to instill a contemporary sense of style, including the U.S. Federal…
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