Welcome to the Archives of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. The purpose of this online database is to function as a tool for scholars, students, architects, preservationists, journalists and other interested parties. The archive consists of photographs, slides, articles and publications from Rudolph’s lifetime; physical drawings and models; personal photos and memorabilia; and contemporary photographs and articles.

Image rights are the responsibility of the user. Unless otherwise noted, images should be credited to the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. Please speak with a representative of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation before publishing photographs. Drawings, sketches and other materials at the Library of Congress are in the public domain, however the digital scan or photograph of the item still belongs to its creator. The copyright of any other items remains with the estate of Paul Rudolph and Ernst Wagner, founder of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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LOCATION
Address: 945 Whitakers Lane (was Palmetto Lane)
City: Sarasota
State: Florida
Zip Code: 34236
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 27.352997, -82.551205

STATUS
Type: Residence
Status: Demolished

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1948
Site Area: 17,401 s.f.
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Floors (Above Ground): 1
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PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Client: Maynard E. (Russ) and Phyllis Boggs Russell
Architect: Ralph S. Twitchell
Associate Architect: Paul Rudolph
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SUPPLIERS
Contractor:
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russell residence

  • Featured in Architectural Record January 1950, House and Garden December 1949

  • The Russells moved out around 1968 and their son Jon moved in for about four years, according to Jon's sister Barbara Sue Russell Michel. It's unclear what happened to the house after that.

  • Destroyed in the 1990's with a new house built in 1994

Built at the mouth of a bayou and on top of a linear Native American midden mound, the Russell Residence illustrates an acute awareness of climate and the special characteristics of the site. One room deep and opening to the bay, the house successfully captured the breezes. In conception, this linear construction was not unlike the wood pole structures with sheltering roofs that the Native Americans built on sililar sites hundreds of years earlier.
— Domin, Christopher, et al. Paul Rudolph: the Florida Houses. Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.

DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings

DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings

DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings

PHOTOS - Project Model

PHOTOS - During Construction

PHOTOS - Completed Project

PHOTOS - Current Conditions

LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION

RELATED DOWNLOADS

PROJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Domin, Christopher, et al. Paul Rudolph: the Florida Houses. Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.

“Chronological List of Works by Paul Rudolph, 1946-1974.” Architecture & Urbanism, Jan. 1975, p. 150.

“Maison De Vacances En Floride.” Architecture D'Aujourd'hui, July 1950, pp. 58-59.

“For Joyous Living and Five Children.” Architectural Record, Jan. 1950, pp. 76–83.

“Children in the Plan.” House and Garden, Dec. 1949, pp. 144–149.