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Exhibit Celebrates Pioneers of St. Louis Suburban Modernism

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A retrospective puts the work of Ralph and Mary Jane Fournier at the fore of modern suburban design in post-war St. Louis.
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  A Ralph Fournier sketch of the "Ridgewood House," a prototype that he and his wife, Mary Jane, designed for the subdivision of the same name in Crestwood, Missouri, near St. Louis. Image courtesy of Maryville University.

    A Ralph Fournier sketch of the "Ridgewood House," a prototype that he and his wife, Mary Jane, designed for the subdivision of the same name in Crestwood, Missouri, near St. Louis. Image courtesy of Maryville University.

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  A brochure promotes the benefits of the modular housing offered in Ridgewood, the subdivision that Ralph and Mary Jane Fournier designed in Crestwood, Missouri. Image courtesy of Maryville University.

    A brochure promotes the benefits of the modular housing offered in Ridgewood, the subdivision that Ralph and Mary Jane Fournier designed in Crestwood, Missouri. Image courtesy of Maryville University.

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  Another page of the brochure. Image courtesy of Maryville University.

    Another page of the brochure. Image courtesy of Maryville University.

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  Ralph Fournier outside Graham Chapel on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, 1949. Image courtesy of Maryville University.

    Ralph Fournier outside Graham Chapel on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, 1949. Image courtesy of Maryville University.

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  Another sketch by Ralph Fournier for the Ridgewood neighbofhood. Image courtesy of Maryville University.

    Another sketch by Ralph Fournier for the Ridgewood neighbofhood. Image courtesy of Maryville University.

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  A Ralph Fournier sketch for the Harwood Hills neighborhood in Des Peres, Missouri, west of St. Louis. Image courtesy of Maryville University.

    A Ralph Fournier sketch for the Harwood Hills neighborhood in Des Peres, Missouri, west of St. Louis. Image courtesy of Maryville University.

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  An interior sketch, with pendant lamps, by Ralph Fournier. Image courtesy of Maryville University.

    An interior sketch, with pendant lamps, by Ralph Fournier. Image courtesy of Maryville University.

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  An interior shot of the house in Chesterfield, Missouri, that Ralph and Mary Jane Fournier designed for the developer Burton Duenke. Photo by Hutchinson Photography, courtesy of the D. Anne Lewis & Franc Flotron Collection.

    An interior shot of the house in Chesterfield, Missouri, that Ralph and Mary Jane Fournier designed for the developer Burton Duenke. Photo by Hutchinson Photography, courtesy of the D. Anne Lewis & Franc Flotron Collection.

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  An exterior view of the Duenke residence. Photo by Hutchinson Photography, courtesy of the D. Anne Lewis & Franc Flotron Collection.

    An exterior view of the Duenke residence. Photo by Hutchinson Photography, courtesy of the D. Anne Lewis & Franc Flotron Collection.

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