Lindell Terrace (left; Hellmuth, Obata, Kassabaum) and the DeVille Motor Hotel (right; Colbert, Lowery, Hess & Boudreaux) rise on Lindell Boulevard in 1962. The newly-completed Optimists Club Building (Russell, Mullgardt, Schwarz & Van Hoefen) is at left.
Almost forty years ago, when the city was on a modern architecture building spree, the staunchest advocates for modern architecture in St. Louis were developers, civic leaders and architects.
Today, the advocates are going to have to be us. Care to join?
Modern STL makes its public debut on November 18th from 5-8 PM at Atomic Cowboy.Â We will be accepting our founding members ($20 individual / $30 family annual dues) at this event.Â You can be among the first to stand up for our mid-century modern architecture by joining next week.
If joining the cause of modern architecture preservation and attending a fun party aren’t enough enticement, try this: The first 25 people to become a Modern STL member (and hereâ€™s why you should join) get a gift bag stuffed with MCM souvenirs personally hand-picked by thrift-shopping board members. There will also be raffle tickets that give you the chance to win two ultra-modern watches.
See you there!