mid tex mod, the central texas chapter of Docomomo US, brings people together to celebrate a shared love of mid-20th century design. through advocacy, events, and education, we work to preserve modern movement buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes for generations to come.
Docomomo US Tour Day 2020: The '70s Turn 50!
Mid Tex Mod / Docomomo Tour Day 2020: The ‘70s Turn 50
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Time: 2:00 - 4:00
Place: Virtual Tour of the Faulk Library in Austin
To honor this year’s tour day theme, “The ‘70s Turn 50,” join Mid Tex Mod for a virtual guided tour of the former Faulk Central Library in Austin, Texas. This imposing New Formalist building, completed in the 1970s by the Austin firm of Jessen, Associates, Inc., features floor-to-ceiling windows with original concrete planter boxes and a cantilevered design of the upper floors delicately poised above the recessed ground floor. A virtual tour of the interior with Mike Miller, Managing Archivist of the Austin History Center, will showcase the grand central staircase, former library spaces, and some of the original 1970s furnishings. Greg Smith, Federal Programs Coordinator with the Texas Historical Commission, will tour the exterior highlighting the building’s architectural significance.
The tour is free of charge, but donations to Mid Tex Mod are encouraged. Registration details coming soon! Hope to “see” you there!