September 21, 2016 Mid-Century Modern

Get Tickets Now for MoCo Modern Tour

Cedar Lane Church

Get your tickets here for the 2016 Montgomery Modern Bus Tour. The tour, which will be held Oct. 8 from 10 am to 3:30 pm,  will explore the Montgomery County work of Deigert and Yerkes, a leading modernist architecture firm in the Washington, DC area, best known for the National Arboretum Administration Building.  Operating from 1947 to 1967, the partnership of Robert Campbell Deigert and David Norton Yerkes, created distinctive designs with variety in materials and textures, surprising angles, and contrasting spaces. Led by Montgomery Modern author Clare Lise Kelly, the tour will include the rustic modern houses of Tulip Hill (1950-55) and Oak Spring (1966), lunch at Primary Day School (1955), and a concluding reception at Pietro Belluschi’s Cedar Lane Unitarian Church (1958; pictured above).  Presented by the Montgomery County Planning Department, the tour is offered in partnership with Docomomo-DC and AIA-Potomac Valley. The tour starts and ends at Grosvenor Metro (free parking). Tickets are $50 per person and $40 for members of Potomac Valley chapter of AIA and Docomomo-DC.