Save the Date: Savannah Modern events, October 2011

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).

A reception will follow the afternoon tours at a notable Savannah site (tickets required).

Event Tickets are available on-line www.myHSF.org and at Friday evening and Saturday morning events.

Presented by: DOCOMOMO/US, Georgia Chapter, Inc. and the Historic Savannah Foundation

Supporters (to date) include:

Lord Aeck & Sargent

Don Callahan Real Estate Group

Savannah College of Art and Design

Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Robert A. Ciucevich, Quatrefoil Consulting

Jack Pyburn, FAIA

Thomas F. Little, AIA

DOCOMOMO/US, Georgia Chapter, Inc., a non-profit corporation, works to increase public and professional awareness of Georgia’s historic Modern buildings and landscapes. Learn more about Modern Georgia at www.docomomoga.org.

About Historic Savannah Foundation: Historic Savannah Foundation is a non-profit historic preservation organization supported by a strong and dedicated membership. HSF was established in 1955 in order to save the 1820 Isaiah Davenport House from demolition. From this initial project, Historic Savannah Foundation launched a Revolving Fund, which has since saved more than 350 buildings and counting. The mission of Historic Savannah Foundation is to preserve and protect Savannah’s heritage through advocacy, education and community involvement. For more information, please visit www.myHSF.org.

For more information about these events contact Thomas F. Little, AIA at info@docomomoga.org, 404-783-6211, or Terri O’Neil, Development Director, Historic Savannah Foundation at terri@myHSF.org or by calling 912-233-7787.