News & Observer: “Tar Heel of the Week: George Smart, saving modernist homes”

June 3, 2012

George Smart (N&O photo by Takaaki Iwabu)

by Marti Maguire

The history of architecture is marred with cases of belated appreciation. Think Victorian mansions pushed aside to make way for interstates, or Gothic buildings torn down and replaced with gleaming, tinted-window skyscrapers.

But George Smart, founder of the nonprofit Triangle Modernist Houses, wants to save the state’s little-recognized modernist legacy from the wrecking ball. READ MORE…


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