The modern movement in architecture was all about looking forward instead of backward. Modernism emphasized form over ornamentation and embraced new materials and technologies. In this month’s LIVE/Virtual Tour series, TFA explores the beauty of glass, steel, and reinforced concrete as we look at some of our favorite examples of the modern movement in a city rich with fantastic midcentury architecture. We will wax nostalgic for a period in architecture that purposefully turned its back to nostalgia.
TFA virtual tours take place in real-time – they are not prerecorded. Tour guides stream live on-site, while tour-goers watch and participate from anywhere. Don’t let geography stop you from joining in a TFA tour! Your $10 tour ticket directly supports the nonprofit Tulsa Foundation for Architecture.
TFA LIVE/Virtual Tour: Modern @ Home in Lortondale
Lortondale is a Tulsa neighborhood like no other. Built from 1954 to 1957, this distinctive district offered “the very latest and finest in contemporary living” in modern homes designed by architect Donald Honn. Each included Chrysler Air-Temp Year-Round Air Conditioning, large expanses of glass overlooking landscaped backyards, and several neighborhood swimming pools. TFA Trustee and longtime Lortondale resident Shane Hood will give us a look at life in Lortondale, inside and out.
HOW TO WATCH: When you purchase a ticket, you’ll get a confirmation email from Eventbrite two hours before the tour that will include your Zoom link. Please make sure you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your computer, tablet, or phone. Zoom.us is the place to get it.
WATCHING TOGETHER? Of course, we want you to watch with the other folks in your household!
WEATHER POLICY: Thunderstorms and cameras aren’t a good mix. If forced to reschedule, we’ll email you the details at least two hours prior to the tour.
MEMBER VOUCHERS: 2nd Saturday tour vouchers do not expire, so feel free to hang on to them for future in-person tours. Your vouchers can be used for virtual tours if you’d like.
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