d o c o m o m o l o u i s i a n a is a regional chapter of an international committee dedicated to the

documentation and conservation of the buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Modernism Along the Avenue: A Bicycle Tour

DOCOMOMO NOLA is proud to partner with AIA New Orleans to present Modernist Architecture Along and Around St Charles Avenue: A Bicycle Tour.

date: Saturday October 1, 2011
starts: 2pm, AIA New Orleans, 1000 St. Charles Avenue 
ends: 5pm, House of Tomorrow - Wisznia Residence, near Audubon Park

Unity Temple

This unique architecture tour of notable and noteworthy Modern architecture buildings along Saint Charles Avenue will begin at 2pm at AIA New Orleans Center for Design, on Lee Circle, and culminate with a reception at the residence of architect Marcel Wisznia - a House of Tomorrow (1936, Moise Goldstein, architect, Nathaniel Cortlandt Curtis, designer).

Visitors and locals alike appreciate the Gilded Age architecture along the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. This bicycle tour narrated by Tulane School of Architecture professor John Klingman will introduce the very fine St. Charles modernist buildings that the guidebooks omit and many locals ignore. Featured architects include Charles Colbert; Curtis & Davis; Favrot & Reed; Moise Goldstein & Associates; August Perez; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Leonard Spangenberg; and Weiss, Dreyfous & Seiferth. Some of the tour's highlights are included on the DOCOMOMO NOLA iphone app.

Note - this is a 'one-way' tour, beginning at Lee Circle and ending in Uptown, by Audubon Park. 

Registration: This tour is limited to 50 people. Continuing Education Credits Apply.

$35 General Public
$25 AIA New Orleans/Docomomo NOLA members
$15 Students

This tour is dedicated to the  memory of architect and historian Samuel Wilson, Jr. in honor of the centennial of his birth. We are especially grateful for Wilson’s seminal survey of 20th-century architecture in  A Guide to Architecture of New Orleans 1699-1959.

[Unity Temple, Leonard Spangenberg architect, 1960-61; photo: Stephanie Day, Tulane School of Architecture New Orleans Virtual Archive]