10 November 2005
The overhang on the south elevation serves to protect the library and work room from the hot Saint Louis summer sun. Armstrong carved a channel into the base of the hillside to create the appearance of a stream flowing from behind his office.
Outside the back door, a punching bag hangs providing a means for letting off steam when necessary. Armstrong periodically had a bit of a temper.
Photograph courtesy of the Harris Armstrong Archives, Special Collections, Washington University in Saint Louis.