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.

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Docomomo US Tour Day 2019: Norcell Haywood, The Community Architect

Saturday, November 9, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

1001 N. Walters, San Antonio, Texas 78202

Free for Mid Tex Mod members and students (with ID)

$15 for non-members


Mid Tex Mod is thrilled to bring together Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, the San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum (SAAACAM), San Antonio Public Library's Carver Branch Library, and Modern enthusiasts to celebrate the work of the first licensed black architect in San Antonio, Norcell Haywood.

Haywood championed the community architect concept and believed minority architects "should be able to beneficially serve their profession and community at the same time without having to serve one at the expense of the other."

This event is part of the nationwide DOCOMOMO US Tour Day, an annual celebration of modern architecture and design where the public and like-minded organizations across the country participate in a tour or event on the second Saturday and throughout the month of October. This year's thematic focus, the Diversity of Modernism, reflects the efforts of Docomomo US and its chapters to raise awareness of sites designed by minority and female architects, landscape architects, designers, and engineers, and of the designers themselves.

This event is made possible by the support of SAAACAM, SAPL's Carver Branch, and the City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation.