“Mayberry Modernism” Comes To The Triangle

George Smart presents his signature architecture talk five times in September.

August 18, 2010 (DURHAM, NC) – After record attendance at design events in Winston-Salem, Wilmington, and Salisbury this spring, George Smart of Triangle Modernist Houses.com (TMH) will give his signature talk, “Mayberry Modernism: North Carolina’s Modern Legacy,” at five Triangle events in September, three of which are open to the public.

Smart’s presentation showcases the state’s surprising collection of Modernist residences from the 1950s through today, many in great shape but some endangered or even destroyed. Smart discovered what he calls the Triangle’s residential “works of art” through extensive research that led to the creation of the non-profit website Triangle Modernist Houses.com in 2007.  The site is now the largest archive of Modernist residential architecture in the nation.

“Most people, even many architects, are surprised by the numbers,” Smart says during “Mayberry Modernism,” pointing out that North Carolina has the third highest concentration of Modernist houses in the nation, bested only by Los Angeles and Chicago. “During the program, I discuss the history of the Modernist movement in North Carolina and show the audience award-winning houses from past and present.”

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18 Sponsors Support TMH Modern 2010 Homes Tour

A Coalition of Media, Museums, Preservationists, and Businesses Support The Area’s Legacy of Modernist Architecture.

August 10, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) – Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting modernist residential architecture, reports 18 sponsors for the TMH Modern 2010 Homes Tour in Raleigh on September 25, representing media, historic preservation groups, architecture-related businesses, museums of art, and more.  The Triangle is the third largest concentration of Modernist houses in the country.

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