Identifying and Preserving Mid-20th Century African American Schools

May 5th, 2011, 6PM
Rhodes Hall, Atlanta
Sponsored by Docomomo Georgia, the Georgia Historic Preservation Division, and the Georgia Trust

Jeanne Cyriaque, African American Programs Coordinator, Georgia Historic Preservation Division

Since coming to work at HPD in 2000, Jeanne has been the staff liaison to the Georgia African American Continue Reading »

Photographers, show us your best!

Contest Logo2011 Mid-Century Modern Georgia photo contest
Join the Flickr group and post pictures here.

The Mid-Century Modern Georgia photo contest seeks photos that depict buildings or sites in the state that are a part of the design movement that lasted from the 1930s through the 1970s. The contest is held in partnership between DOCOMOMO US, Georgia Chapter, and the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Submitted photos must be taken of a mid-century modern resource in the state of Georgia. Examples of Modern buildings and sites in Georgia can be found at this address: Photos also must:
  • Contain no people
  • Be 1200×800 pixels at 300 ppi (pixels per inch) or larger
  • Be your original work, submitted with a Creative Commons license (
Submissions must be received by May 15, 2011, with the winners to be announced in the weeks that follow. Limit 3 submissions per photographer. Along with the photograph, please provide the following information:
  • Photographer and hometown
  • Photo location and description of the building or site depicted Continue Reading »

Former C & S Bank slated for Demolition

Image courtesy Kenneth Johnson, AIA

It has been brought to the attention of the DOCOMOMO/US  Georgia Chapter that the former C & S Branch bank (1965, Kenneth Johnson) located at 1289/1293 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta is slated for demolition. Apparently a demolition permit has been issued by the City of Atlanta.

This building, almost in ruins, has long been a Modern landmark along this section of Moreland Avenue, both before C & S vacated the site and afterward.

A community of concerned individuals has started a Facebook page to document the fate of the building, and (hopefully) to “Save This Crazy-Unique Mid-Century Modern Classic for the Community.” As of November 16th, over 60 Facebook users have “liked” this page.

Here’s a link to a Flickr map with many images of the bank.

Phoenix Flies 2011: Marcel Breuer, March 12th

Central Stair © Kristin Halloran

NOTE: EVENT IS FULL. Thanks for the interest! DOCOMOMO will see you at next year’s Phoenix Flies event.

The Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) and all of its Preservation Partners welcome you to this year’s Phoenix Flies, a City-wide celebration of Atlanta’s vibrant living landmarks. Dozens of free events are included. More about these events here.

DOCOMOMO/US, Georgia Chapter is partnering with the APC and presenting a tour of Marcel Breuer’s Atlanta Central Library March 12th at 2:00 PM. This includes a tour of public spaces, some not normally open to the public, and a look at the dramatic roof terrace and auditorium. Completed in 1980, the building was one of Breuer’s last designs and is listed on the World Monument Fund’s 2010 Watch List. Those interested may join the Chapter  afterwards  for a cup of coffee and informal discussion.
The tour can accommodate a limited number of participants, so please RSVP here or on our Facebook page.
Learn more about this and the other events at the Phoenix Flies website.

Post War Landscape Architecture in Georgia

The third 2010 installment in this ongoing national series places a critical spotlight on influential landscape architects of the 20th century. It will be held on November 5 at the Atlanta History Center.

Georgia Landscapes for Living will place a focus on the unique Post War legacy of public and private landscapes during what is now thought to be an optimistic time of innovation and experimentation.

Nationally recognized speakers from the public and private sectors and the academic community will provide rare insight and analysis of this unprecedented era of design – from parks and plazas to gardens and subdivisions. The symposium will look both back and ahead, culminating in a panel discussion which explores what this Modern landscape legacy means in the 21st century design and historic preservation community.

The program includes a full day of lectures, a catered lunch, and a closing reception hosted by Cherokee Garden Library.

SPACE IS LIMITED; limited availability discounted Student admission.

Refer to The Cultural Landscape Foundation page regarding the event to learn more and register on-line.

DOCOMOMO Georgia goes to the movies! A Necessary Ruin and more…

DOCOMOMO Georgia and Georgia Tech College of Architecture are going to the movies, and you are invited. Please RSVP here via email or visit our Facebook event page.

Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium, Georgia Tech College of Architecture

Monday, November 1 · 6:00pm

Join us for a screening of three films by landscape architect and filmmaker Evan Mather: 39-A; The Image of the City; and A Necessary Ruin.

Upon its completion in October 1958, the Union Tank Car Dome, located north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was the largest clear-span structure in the world. Based on the engineering principles of the visionary design scientist and philosopher Buckminster Fuller, this geodesic dome was, at 384 feet in diameter, the first large scale example of this building type. A Necessary Ruin relates the powerful, compelling narrative of the dome’s history via interviews with architects, engineers, preservationists, media, and artists; animated sequences demonstrating the operation of the facility; and hundreds of rare photographs and video segments taken during the dome’s construction, decline, and demolition.

Evan Mather is an American filmmaker and landscape architect. His films have screened at dozens of festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Rotterdam, One Reel, and as part of the Independent Exposure touring microcinema series; featured on National Public Radio and in publications including Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Wired, and RES; and broadcast on the Sundance Channel and Documentary Channel. In 2002 a retrospective of his work played at the Seattle Art Museum. His 2007 film So What? received the 2008 Communications Award of Honor from the American Society of Landscape Architects. Evan lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

Light refreshments afterwards.

More about Evan Mather and A Necessary Ruin here.

Envisioning Breuer Photography Competition

YAF announces photography competition to raise awareness of Marcel Breuer’s Central Library.

Atlanta’s Young Architects Forum (YAF) presents the 1st Annual Photography Competition, YAF10 – Envisioning Breuer. The competition is focused on the Central Library Downtown Atlanta and is aimed at raising awareness of architecture of the building. This competition is open to everyone. Students and Adults and selected works will be exhibited as part of the ACP events in October.

DEADLINES: August 16th Adult Photographers; September 15th Students (Under 18yrs)

Download Entry Forms on the YAF event website:

Student Entry Fee $5.00 (for up to 5 different photos) and Adult Entry Fee $30.00 (for up to 10 different photos)


1st Place – Students Competition: Workshop for the school of the winning student by Atlanta Photographer Kenneth Hamlett