Thursday, September 16, 2010

DOCOMOMO Tour Day, October 9

The fourth Annual DOCOMOMO US Tour Day will include more than twenty modern architecture tours throughout the United States. DOCOMOMO US in collaboration with select local preservation organizations, will highlight significant buildings, sites, and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement with tours throughout the United States.

DOCOMOMO is an international organization founded in 1988, which stands for the DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement. DOCOMOMO promotes the study, interpretation, and protection of the architecture, landscape, and urban design of the Modern Movement. DOCOMOMO has chapters or working parties in 54 countries and over 2,000 individual members.

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Houston Mod, a modern architecture and design preservation advocacy group, will host a tour of the interiors and exteriors of six homes in Glenbrook Valley, plus a driving tour of notable nearby architecture in SE Houston. Glenbrook Valley has met the criteria to become the first post-war historic district in Houston and Texas. During a special reception at the last tour stop, participants will have the opportunity to mingle with special guests including original architects, local historians, and neighborhood leaders.

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