The Glass House, Boswell B.C. Postcard: 2040.0001, 0002

The Glass House, Boswell B.C. Postcard
The Glass House, Boswell B.C. Postcard

2040.0001: The Glass House, Boswell B.C. Postcard

"The Glass House", Boswell B.C. The Glass House, built by David H. Brown, is located on the east shore of Kootenay Lake in British Columbia near the rural locality of Boswell, British Columbia. Construction started in 1952. The Glass House sits upon solid rock overlooking Kootenay Lake and is constructed of approximately 500,000 empty embalming fluid bottles, weighing 250 tons, which would have otherwise been discarded as waste. Built with a single layer of bottles laid with the short neck towards the inside, strips of wood were wired between the necks and reinforced with cement. The strips of wood then support the inner walls formed of cedar boards.

Medium:  Photograph - Image
Date:  unknown
Source:  CBI
Collection:  School District No.5 (2040)


Glass House


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