mid tex mod - Tour Day

What is Tour Day?

The only national program of its kind, Tour Day is devoted to the appreciation of modern architecture in the United States. Tours and events focused on architecture and design of the Modern Movement are hosted by Docomomo US chapters, partners, and leading voices in preservation across the United States.

Docomomo US Tour Day 2021: BURGER TRAIL

Mid Tex Mod is excited to share our theme for DOCOMOMO US Tour Day 2021: BURGER TRAIL. Throughout the year on our MTM Facebook page, we’ll feature roadside diners serving our favorite snacks—burgers, fries, shakes, and more! In October for Tour Day, we’ll feature several locations from our membership area, which includes Austin, San Antonio, Waco, San Marcos, Bryan/College Station, and Corpus Christi. Check back soon for more details!

The Docomomo US Tour Day 2021 theme is TRAVEL AND LESIURE. Whether hitting the road by car or jetting off to exotic locations, modern ideals and aesthetics can be found just about everywhere you look. As we begin 2021 with some cautious optimism, Docomomo US is excited to explore what we have been missing in 2020. With the travel industry heavily impacted because of the pandemic, this is also an opportunity to help a struggling sector of the economy while delving into some of the great architecture, landscapes, sites, and stories of our modern travel heritage. Follow Mid Tex Mod and Docomomo US chapters across the country as we celebrate resources like motels and hotels, roadside attractions and other travel amenities, theaters, parks, restaurants, travel movies and stories, and travel resources like the Green Book.

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 in the fun on Saturday: https://www.facebook.com/events/883223942209489/

Tour Day 2019 - Norcell Haywood - The Community Architect

Tour Day 2018 - Architecture of the San Antonio World's Fair

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Tour Day 2017 - TBA

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