September 10, 2014 Docomomo

Tour Modernist Southwest DC on Oct. 11

Charles Goodman's River Park townhomes in Southwest.

Docomomo-US/DC, the DC Preservation League, and the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly will host a walking tour of the modernist enclave of Southwest Washington DC on Oct. 11. To mark Docomomo-US’s National Tour Day, the local groups will highlight the neighborhood’s historically significant mid-century modern architecture. Southwest DC boasts the greatest concentration of mid-century modern resources in the city, with buildings and landscapes by Charles Goodman, I.M. Pei, Chloethiel Woodard Smith, Harry Weese, Sasaki Walker and Partners, and Dan Kiley, to name just a few. Click here to register. (Disclosure: I am a board member of Docomomo DC.)


The event will begin at 1;30 pm with an introductory talk by Dr. Richard Longstreth of George Washington University at Arena Stage, followed by two walking tours and a reception in the roof-top Club Room at the Smith-designed Harbour Square, which overlooks the Potomac River. The tour will also include access to unique interior spaces of the neighborhood’s most noted projects, including Arena Stage, Waterfront Tower and River Park. Student tickets are $15, DC Preservation League and Docomomo-US/DC members are $25 and non-members are $35. Click here to register.

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We look forward to seeing many people in Southwest on Oct. 11.