Rejecting all references to historicism, this style emerged in Europe during the 1920s and eventually became known around the world for its unadorned, smooth-surfaced, flat roof designs. Based on the machine aesthetic, which borrowed the appearance of machined surfaces and used machine-finished industrial products, it was made popular by such European architects as Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Walter Gropius.
The latter two men immigrated to the United States prior to World War II and both taught and practiced in this country. No building type escaped the influence of this style. It was less popular in Utah than its close kin, the Art Moderne style.
--stucco over masonry walls
--flat roofs without cornices or eaves
--extensive use of glass
--double cantilevered, corner windows
--metal pipe railings and balustrades