Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement in Georgia
Of interest to Docomomo members and supporters, an upcoming movie presentation at GSU. A great true story:
Georgia State University
Location/Date/Time: 2676 Clairmont Road, NE, Atlanta Georgia 30329. Tuesday, September 25th, 6:00 PM, program starts at 6:15
Admission: Free (RSVP requested: firstname.lastname@example.org). Event is accessible to wheelchairs.
Presented by: Docomomo US, Georgia Chapter, Inc. and the Central Congregational United Church of Christ
Contact Email: email@example.com
Organization Website: www.docomomoga.org and www.central-ucc.org
Event Description: Join Atlanta’s Central Congregational United Church of Christ and Docomomo Georgia for a reception, a talk about the work of Georgia Architect Kenneth Johnson, and a tour of the Church, one of Johnson’s most remarkable designs. Johnson was the designer of a number of notable structures in Atlanta, including the recently demolished Moreland Avenue C & S Branch Bank.
Prior to the tour, architectural historian Robert Craig will provide an overview of other work that was underway in Atlanta during Johnson’s career to provide a context for understanding his work, followed by a Docomomo US presentation of Johnson’s work. Central Congregational will provide an introduction to the Church, followed by a guided tour of the facility, including a visit to the dramatic sanctuary space.
Where: 400 Colony Square, Suite 700, 1201 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30361
When: Saturday, October 6th, 10:30 AM, $5.00 (RSVP requested: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Presented by: Docomomo US, Georgia Chapter, Inc. and AIA Atlanta
Hosted by: Jova/Daniels/Busby
Contact Email: email@example.com
Tour Description: Join us for a reception and talk at the offices of Jova/Daniels/Busby led by members of the original architectural team followed by a walking tour of Colony Square. The tour will explore all aspects of the project: Office, retail, residential and hospitality.
Learn about the development and design of Colony Square, nearing its fortieth anniversary. Colony Square was the first multi-use project of its kind in the South, and was a catalyst for future change and development in Midtown Atlanta.
Photo: Henri Jova, Stanley Daniels, and John Busby – Early Years, Courtesy Jova/Daniels/Busby
More information to follow.
Current planning concepts indicate that the Constitution Building may survive current MMPT planning efforts. During a July 11th, 2012 meeting, it was indicated that the building might be rehabilitated as part of the new development. Worth staying up-to-date on these developments, which are documented on the Georgia Department of Transportation website set up for the MMPT process. Follow this link for more.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning to issue a RFP and RFQ for a Master Developer for the Multimodal Passenger Terminal site in Downtown Atlanta this fall. Does this suggest that plans for demolition of the Constitution Building are moving ahead?
Here’s a link to the GDOT procurement site:
Here are prior posts to the DOCOMOMO Georgia blog on the subject:
Follow this link for a report from Docomomo US Georgia Chapter.
DOCOMOMO US National Tour Day Events: SAVANNAH MODERN
7-8 October 2011
Presented by: DOCOMOMO/US, Georgia Chapter, Inc. and the Historic Savannah Foundation
Event Tickets are available on-line www.myHSF.org and at Friday evening and Saturday morning events.
Explore Savannah’s Modern architectural heritage. Included are tours that provide a sampling of the best Modern designs found in the city. Friday’s panel discussion and reception offer a rare chance to gain insight into these sites and how these pioneering projects were received in a city better known for its historic 18th through early 20th century architecture.
Reception, Tour, and Panel Discussion: Take a tour of the campus of Benedictine Military School and Priory and join a panel of historians, preservationists and architects for a discussion regarding Modern architecture in Savannah, moderated by Historic Savannah Foundation’s Daniel Carey. Friday, 7 October 2011, 6:30 PM, Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Drive (free, RSVP requested).
Walking Tour of Historic Savannah: Learn more about the advent of Modern architecture in Downtown Savannah on a walking tour led by Savannah’s Bob Ciucevich. Start the tour with an orientation and continental breakfast hosted by Historic Savannah Foundation, located in the historic Kennedy Pharmacy. Saturday, 8 October 2011, 8:30 AM, 323 E. Broughton Street (tickets required and are available at the event).
Tour of Homes and Savannah’s Modern Neighborhoods: Visit a number of Savannah’s most interesting Modern homes and historic neighborhoods, including Thomas Square, Magnolia Park, Habersham Woods, and Fairway Oaks. Saturday, 8 October 2011, tours start at 1 PM (tickets required).