TOUR DAY 2011: Texas Tours

Docomomo US TOUR DAY 2011: TEXAS



Tour HemisFair '68: Modern Design and Cultural History
  San Antonio, TX
  Docomomo US/Mid Tex Mod
Date/Time Saturday October 8, 2011, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Mid Tex Mod for a guided tour of the landmarks, public artwork, and cultural landscapes of the first official world's fair in the Southwestern U.S. The story of HemisFair '68 includes controversy, engineering feats, and represents a complex history of preservation and urban renewal. Its theme, the "The Confluence of the Civilizations in the Americas," reflected the promise of a modern future and celebrated a shared cultural heritage of the U.S. and Latin America.

Admission includes walking tour of modern architecture and artwork of the park and a trip to the top of the Tower of the Americas.

  $5 Mid Tex Mod Members & Students
  $10 All Others
  For tickets and reservations contact
  Martin Smith Construction
  Women's Pavilion at HemisFair Park


Tour The Road to Texas Modernism - A Walking Tour
  Dallas, TX
  Docomomo US/North Texas
Date/Time Sunday,October 9, 2011, 2:00 PM

The North Texas Chapter of Docomomo US will host a walking tour of a Dallas residential neighborhood that offers an illuminating look into the transitional 1930s, as Texas' residential architects moved from a tradition-based historic eclecticism to a distinct modernism, embracing a newly arrived, pre-war European influence.

We will view several homes (some from the outside, some from the inside) by several of Texas' most respected residential architects. Work represented will include the eclectic historicism of Hal Thomson, the pre-modern work of David Williams and O'Neil Ford (with later renovations by Frank Welch), and one of Howard Meyer's earliest Texas commissions, a small modern home clearly influenced by the International Style. In keeping with the tradition of past tours, hot dogs, burgers, and conversation will be served in the backyard of one of the homes (weather permitting).

  $20 Docomomo US Members
  $40 Non-Members

For tickets and reservations contact


 Hester 1983

Discussion Reflections on Modernism in Houston/Panel Discussion
  Architecture Center Houston
315 Capitol Avenue, Suite 120
Houston, TX
  Houston Mod, a friend organization of Docomomo US
Date/Time Thursday,October 6, 2011, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

As a prelude to the tour, Houston Mod will host a panel discussion entitled, “Reflections on Modernism in Houston.”  Panelist include Anderson Todd, John Zemanek, Patrick Peters and Danny Samuels, with Rafael Longoria as moderator.  Each speaker is a current or former faculty member of the School of Architecture at the University of Houston or Rice University.

Registration Discussion is open to the public. Reservations are not required.


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Tour Reflections on Modernism in Houston/Tour
  Houston, TX
  Houston Mod, a friend organization of Docomomo US
Date/Time Saturday,October 8, 2011, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A significant amount of Houston’s development occurred during the post-war years.  As a result, the architecture of Houston was especially influenced by the modern movement.  The houses open for this tour pay tribute to Houston’s modern masters and reflect the different perspectives in which they worked. Featured on the tour are houses designed by Anderson Todd, John Zemanek and MacKie & Kamrath.

  Cost: TBD
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