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World Monuments Fund Secures Future for Endangered 20th-Century Landmark, Edward Durell Stone’s A. Conger Goodyear House

.Bonnie Burnham, president of the World Monuments Fund (WMF), announced today that the landmark A. Conger Goodyear House, designed by Edward Durell Stone, has been sold with a preservation easement that will protect its architectural integrity in perpetuity. Located in Old Westbury (Long Island), New York, and designed in 1938-39 for A. Conger Goodyear, first president of The Museum of Modern Art, the House is considered to be one of Stone’s most important residential buildings and is one of the most important Modernist houses of its era in the Northeastern United States.

In 2001, soon after the House was placed on the World Monuments Watch list of 100 Most Endangered Sites, WMF engineered a dramatic rescue of the building from imminent demolition. The Goodyear House was then was purchased and held temporarily under a partnership created by WMF with the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA) with funding from the Barnett and Analee Newman Foundation. It is now also on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places.

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