Kuhn, Samuel and Minette, House

420 Griffins Island Road, Wellfleet, Massachusetts

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Samuel and Minette Kuhn House

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Description 

The Samuel and Minette Kuhn House is eligible for individual listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria A and C at the local level for its associations with the development of recreational residences, cultivation of a progressive social network, and dissemination of Modem style architecture on Outer Cape Cod during the mid-twentieth century. The building possesses significance under Criterion A in the areas of Recreation and Social History for its associations with the postwar, intellectual community that commissioned the construction of single-family, Modem style vacation houses in the underdeveloped peripheries of the Outer Cape towns. The building possesses significance under Criterion C in the area of Architecture as the Bauhaus-inspired residential work of regional architect Nathaniel Saltonstall. Saltonstall was an avid patron of mid-twentieth-century contemporary art who expressed the ideals of Modern design in several buildings he completed on Outer Cape Cod.

Posted to the NRHP 2-25-2014

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • August 22, 2014: Added by Dave King

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