Gropius House Intro
A Modern New England Home
Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, built his family home soon after he came to the United States to teach architecture at Harvard University in 1937. Modest in scale, the “Lincoln house” was revolutionary in impact. It was visited by hundreds of people the year it was built, and was both celebrated and criticized. Architects, students, and curious passersby knocked on the front door in the hope that they might get a closer look at what Gropius was calling his modern New England home.