Architect Paul Revere Williams is a star among celebrities –

paul r. williams a legacy of style by karen e. hudson

“He used to say if you could look at a house in a magazine from 40 years ago and still like it, that was good work,” said granddaughter Karen E. Hudson, who has spent nearly three decades chronicling the work of the first African American fellow of the American Institute of Architects. “Now it’s 90 years ago, and it’s still good.”

via Architect Paul Revere Williams is a star among celebrities –


img300All images from “Paul R. Williams Architect: A Legacy of Style” by Karen. E. Hudson, Mr. Williams’ grand-daughter.

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  1. Daughter No. 2 (Andrea) is studying for Architecture here in India and she just asked me over the ‘phone to send her details of this book – thank you for showing.

  2. George Kaplan
    June 23, 2013

    Ms Hudson is undeniably correct about Mr Williams’s work.
    My God, I love that first photograph – it is spectacular! Thank you for this, Vickie.

    • June 23, 2013

      I have to find out who the photographer was!

  3. June 23, 2013

    Look at how utterly chic every single person is in the first photograph! The white gloves look lovely but what a pain they must have been!

      • June 23, 2013

        Just for the duration of the photograph!

      • Heather in Arles
        June 24, 2013

        I would be perfectly at ease in any of those beautiful gowns and gloves and hair and ooohhh…I was so completely born in the wrong time. πŸ™

        The composition of the photo has something of Slim Aarons something of Life Magazine…???

      • June 24, 2013

        I will have to investigate and give proper photo credit!

      • June 26, 2013

        It’s a riveting shot – one of my favorites πŸ™‚

  4. June 23, 2013

    Love the house exterior. I would agree, if it holds up for that length of time, it’s a classic.

    • June 24, 2013

      O, there’s a book you would l.o.v.e called Paul R. Williams, Classic Hollywood Style – wonderfully photographed exteriors and interiors.

  5. June 24, 2013

    Dearest V
    That entrance to the Beverly Hills looks unnervingly like the mothership Sephora on the Chaps Elysee with walls made ceilings. Quite a thing.
    As to the house, another one to add to The Dandy’s wish list!
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • Heather in Arles
      June 25, 2013

      PS. Dandy nailed it with the Sephora copy, my goodness…someone did their research.

      • June 26, 2013

        Sephora? What’s Sephora? πŸ˜‰

    • June 26, 2013

      Now, you know I’m going to have to drop by Google images for that!

      • June 26, 2013

        Dearest G
        Oh do… one descends a grand escalier into a cavernous halle des parfums.
        That one even has a very well stocked Guerlain counter, so The Dandy is ever such a happy fellow when he goes there.
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

  6. June 27, 2013

    What an incredible talent Mr. Williams possessed! I adore his work!

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