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Quizzical Pursuit
—The Architecture Puzzler

Created by Dave Guadagni

Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #241


Alfred Moser Butts, an out-of-work architect during the Great Depression, gained fame and some wealth by doing which of the following:

- Writing several influential books, published in the European press, criticizing the dominance of historicist architecture.

- Inventing the popular board game “Scrabble.”

- Through mutual friends, meeting the Rockefellers and winning the commission to design Rockefeller Center.


Butts spent years developing and marketing the board game “Scrabble.” The game became immensely popular in the 1950s and eventually brought him a measure of fame and wealth.


Okay, got it? Now try this week's Puzzler:


Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2005, Dave Guadagni.


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