Explore the register

Explore Modern features a fresh, authentic, and comprehensive catalogue of our nation’s historic modern sites layering scholarly research with user-sourced information, maps and plans as well as historic and user-submitted photos.

Building on the legacy of the decade-serving Docomomo US Register, the Explore Modern project seeks to:

  • Offer a robust educational research tool
  • Raise awareness and enrich the understanding of the unique aspects of this design legacy
  • Inspire action for National Register of Historic Places, National Historic Landmark designation or local landmark listing
  • Inform stewardship decisions of property owners, facilities personnel and caretakers
  • Encourage user to submit building listings, information and images