Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Chiarelli and Kirk, Architects (firm); James Joseph Chiarelli (architect); Paul Hayden Kirk (architect)

Dates: constructed 1947

Port Angeles, WA

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The Seattle architectural firm of Chiarelli and Kirk produced this residential design for Dr. Lawrence Schueler, a physician, and his wife, Frances R., in Port Angeles, WA. Polk's 1950 City Directory of Port Angeles (p. 176) indicated that he worked at 509 South Lincoln and lived at Shoreland Farm, RD2.

Building Notes

Designed for an internist and his wife, the T-shaped Schueler House was a one-story Modern residence with long lines, flat roof and expansive window bands, that had an arc-shaped driveway passing under a butterfly-roofed porte-cochère. The stem of the T, housing the kitchen and service rooms, connected the porte-cochère with the main living areas of the house. A long covered walk, a favorite motif of Paul Hayden Kirk (1914-1995), stretched the length of the stem. An interior wall echoed the exterior arc, serving as a curving boundary for the living and dining rooms. Maynard L. Parker (1901-1976), the Los Angeles-based architectural photographer, documented the Schueler House in the late 1940s, as a result of a magazine commission; in this case it was published in Charlotte Conway, "Built–ins Make the Difference" House Beautiful, vol. 92, 11/1950, 255–58. Parker's Archives is located at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA. Photos of the Schueler House can be see at the Huntington web site.

PCAD id: 4615