DOCOMOMO’s Modernist Sacred Spaces Tour

Some of you might have noticed that I have not been posting as frequently over this past month.  That is because I have been hard at work helping to put together DOCOMOMO’s (DOcumentation and COnservation of building of the MOdern MOvement) Modernist Sacred Spaces tour!  It is going to be a gorgeous weekend coming up, so why not get some friends together and get outside, enjoy a fall drive and see some of the most divine (pun intended) architecture in town?

The self-led tour is this Saturday, October 9th and includes 7 metro churches from the likes of Ralph Rapson, Barry Byrne, Thorshov & Cerny and Hills, Gilbertson, & Hayes.  Registration for the tour begins at 9am at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd at 4801 France Ave S.  The tour will visit four Minneapolis churches from 9 AM until noon; then three St Paul churches from noon to 3PM.  See the image above for a map of all the tour stops.

A social hour will follow the tour at a Modern Private Residence designed by Minnesota’s own Elizabeth & Winton Close at 641 Lexington Parkway South.  Food and drinks will be generously provided by Mid Century Modernist Specialists: Karen Rue with Edina Realty &  Nathan Anderson of Avocado Green, Inc.

Tickets are $25 for DOCOMOMO members, $30 for non-members & $15 for students with their ID.

Tickets may be purchased in advance on DOCOMOMO’s Eventbrite site or at the registration table at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd at 4801 France Ave S.

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