Tour: Lindell Boulevard Goes Modern (Again and Again)

Posted on 18. Apr, 2014 by in Events

The AAA Building (1976) survived a demolition threat in the last two years.

Lindell Boulevard’s AAA Building (1976) survived a demolition threat in the last two years.

May 10, 2014
10:00 AM
Meet at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, Lindell entrance

$5 for non-members (free for members)

Every St. Louisan knows Lindell Boulevard, but they might not always look close enough to seethe wide array of modern architecture tucked between the revival-style apartment towers and mansions. Between 1939 and 1977, Lindell Boulevard was reshaped through the construction of major and minor modern works, ranging from the jet-set Optimist Club Building (1962; Schwarz & Van Hoefen) to the elliptical AAA Building (W.A. Sarmiento, 1976). Today, Lindell again is caught up in the city’s efforts to remake itself, with some modern gems polished to shine again while others are threatened in the name of progress.

Architectural historian Michael R. Allen and blogger and photographer extraordinaire Toby Weiss team up to tell the architectural tale of Lindell’s evolution.

Frank Lloyd Wright House Annual Lecture: Saving the Most Important Modernist House in Cincinnati

Posted on 11. Apr, 2014 by in Events

rauh-houseWednesday, April 30
6:30 PM
Farrell Auditorium, St. Louis Art Museum

If you’re hankering for some modernism this month, check out April 30th’s Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebworth Park Annual Lecture on the fabulous restoration of Cincinnati’s formerly threatened 1938 Rauh House, designed by Washington University graduate John Becker for the family of Emily Rauh Pulitzer. For more details, see FLWHEP’s website here.

Preserving Historic Libraries: Lessons for the Lewis and Clark Branch

Posted on 10. Jan, 2014 by in Events

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Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Time: 7pm
Location: Lewis and Clark Branch Library Auditorium, 9909 Lewis-Clark Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
Cost: Free

As the Lewis and Clark Branch hangs in the balance, Modern STL returns to discuss the library’s history, design, and potential reuse, with a presentation on successful additions to historic libraries throughout Saint Louis City. Options for adding to Lewis and Clark will be also presented as part of a broader discussion of whether the building can be adapted to 21st century uses while respecting its mid-20th century past.

Suburban Modernism: The Architecture and Interior Design of Ralph & Mary Jane Fournier

Posted on 10. Jan, 2014 by in Events

Maryville University presents the exhibit

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Suburban Modernism: The Architecture and Interior Design of Ralph & Mary Jane Fournier

with special thanks to Modern STL, American Institute of Architects St. Louis Scholarship Fund, and Maryville University.

An exhibit curated by:
Jessica Senne, AIA, NCIDQ
Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Location: Morton J. May Foundation Gallery
Dates: January 13 – February 22, 2014.
Reception: January 16, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Financial Assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a State Agency.