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

Friday, October 1, 2010

Modernism on Canal Street: a streetcar tour of endangered buildings

“Modernism on Canal Street: a streetcar tour of endangered buildings” is held in conjunction with the 4th Annual DOCOMOMO US Tour Day. In collaboration with select local preservation organizations, DOCOMOMO US Tour Day is a nationwide day of tours, lectures and other special events hosted by the twelve regional chapters of the US Working Party for the DOcumentation and COnservation of Buildings, Sites, and Neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement.

From end to end, Canal Street boasts a collection of Modern buildings, the architectural features and distinct elements of which are best appreciated from a comfortable perch on a slow-moving streetcar. “Modernism on Canal Street” is a self-guided tour  along Canal Street to promote and celebrate modern architecture and urban design in and around the New Orleans area.

This Saturday, October 09th, we encourage architects, historians, preservationists, and all interested parties to visit the DOCOMOMO US/Louisiana Chapter website to download a free copy of our Canal Street brochure [print, mobile] and board the Cemeteries to Riverfront streetcar route [or vice-versa] to take this tour of historically and architecturally significant buildings.

Cost of admission on the streetcar is exact change of $1.25 each direction, or $5 all-day pass purchased upon boarding the streetcar.

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