We are delighted that when thousands of people are exploring mid-century modern architecture across the United States, St. Louisans will be part of the national scene!Â St. Louis will stand alongside such well-known bastions of modern architecture as Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Detroit.Â It’s about time that the city that launched an architectural revolution in airport terminal design, built the nation’s most iconic modern monument and supported the careers of designers like Harris Armstrong, Eric Mendelsohn and William Bernoudy is included.
DOCOMOMO has invited ModernSTL to participate in the 5th Annual DOCOMOMO US National Tour Day. Our contribution to this American celebration of the Modern Movement is â€œGateway To Modernism: Modern Architecture Tour of St. Louis City & County.â€
This is a chartered bus tour from 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2011.
The tour, narrated by ModernSTL board members Toby Weiss and Michael R. Allen, will highlight outstanding examples of mid-century modern architecture in the Metro St. Louis region, driving through and stopping at spiritual, commercial and residential sites. The highlights will be a tour of architect Harris Armstrongâ€™s Ethical Society Building (1962) led by architect (and Armstrong scholar) Andrew Raimist and a tour of Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaumâ€™s Priory Chapel (1962) with a special guest.
Space is limited to 100 people, and reservations are required. $25 per person. Get your tickets here.