June 17, 2014 Mid-Century Modern

Midwest Modern Road Trip

Saarinen War Memorial1

It’s summer, so time for a good old road trip. The Wall Street Journal has a short piece highlighting the plethora of mid-century modern and modern architecture between Cleveland and Chicago. “Thanks to preservation efforts and the museum-building boom of the past decade, America’s hot zone for modern and contemporary architecture is still the Midwest,” Dan Rubinstein writes. “And driving is the best way to see it all, including the star attraction, Chicago.” The article highlights the new such as Iranian-born architect Farshid Moussavi Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland to Eero Saarinen’s 1957 War Memorial in Milwaukee, which is pictured above and I highlighted here, and his Miller House in Columbus, Ind.