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 announce the locations for our virtual Burger Trail, part of DOCOMOMO’s US Tour Day 2021 celebrating mid-century travel and leisure! We’re featuring the iconic Health Camp in Waco, TX, Snapka’s in Corpus Christi, Top Notch in Austin, and Bun ‘n’ Barrel in San Antonio. Take your taste buds on a fantastic trip down memory lane. These drive-ins have been serving up Texas-sized taste for over half a century. From burgers and shakes to tacos made with a top-secret family recipe, these family-owned restaurants represent the best of mid-century American food in Central Texas.

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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