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!
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, National Register Coordinator with the Texas Historical Commission, will tour the exterior highlighting the building’s architectural significance.
Click here to join us on Saturday: https://www.facebook.com/events/883223942209489/
Suggest donations for Tour Day:
$5 for Members
$15 for Non-Members
Hill Country Deco: Lecture
“Join Preservation Austin for an upcoming lecture on the history and evolution of modernistic architecture in Central Texas on Thursday, November 12th - 7pm to 8:15pm.
Web listing is here: https://www.preservationaustin.org/upcoming-events-3
Facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/268618694398348/