Berkowitz, Allan A (1913-1992), architect
Allan Berkowitz was
born inCzechoslovakia June 13, 1913. He was trained in architecture at
the Royal Technical University of Budapest. Berkowitz designed many
libraries, schools, over 35 churches, and 10 homes in this area.
The Dusseau Residence Wayne Pa
Mrs Dusseau ca. 1950 terrace today
front after initial construction
designed this home for his Uncle Sam Berkowitz in 1951. It is the
largest of the homes he designed in this period with 4 bedrooms and a
"rumpus room" divided off from the main living room for the children
completed the drawings of Mon Reve "my dream" prior to his decision to
come to Philadelphia. He had this home built for his family and lived
in it for 20 years.
rear and west side front view
west and front view living roon
the photos below are of the house when Allan Berkowitz lived in it with his family.
The current owner of Mon Reve has just completed a complete restoration photos soon to come
The butterfly roof home
below was designed by Berkowitz in ca. 1956 for David and Mae Haber and
constructed in 1957. The Habers owned it for almost thirty years,
selling the property in 1986 to Leonard and Diane Snyder who owned it until 2002.
Index to MODERN HOMES PHILADELPHIA History Pages
Overview of Philadelphia Area Mid-Century Modern Residential Architecture (below on this page) Photo overview followed by brief written overview of Philadelphia mid-century architects .
Time Line of area modern homes from 1930's to today Mid-Century Modern Homes
Architects Who Designed Mid-Century Modern Homes in the Philadelphia Region
photographs of the regional homes designed by each architect are included