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Southfield to host Mid-Century Modern Architecture Tour May 6



The city of Southfield, the Southfield Historical Society and the Detroit Area Art Deco Society will host a Mid-Century Modern Architecture Tour on Sunday, May 6 from 2-4:30 p.m. throughout Southfield.

The bus tour will begin at 2 p.m. at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, 27375 Bell Road at 11 Mile Road, and will consist of some of the best examples of Mid-Century Modern architecture in Southfield, including several neighborhoods, the Moslem Shrine Temple, the Reynolds Aluminum Building as well as discussion of Modern Movement design elements. Free parking is available at Shaarey Zedek.

During the 1960’s, Southfield was Michigan’s fastest growing city—resulting in an amazing collection of mid-century modern homes, commercial buildings and religious institutions that were designed by top local and internationally renowned architects such as Minoru Yamasaki, Victor Gruen, Gunnar Birkerts, Louis Redstone and Percival Goodman. The tour explores outstanding examples of such locations and will include several on-site inspections and discussion of their modern design elements.

Tickets are just $25 per person (including the bus tour and program booklet) in advance and will be $30 the day of tour. Tickets can be purchased at the Mayor’s Office, 26000 Evergreen Road by cash or check, or by contacting Mayor Ken Siver at ksiver@cityofsouthfield.com or (248) 796-5100. Tickets can also be purchased through the Detroit Area Art Deco Society at www.daads.org or DetroitModernismWeek.com

For more information, contact Mayor Ken Siver at (248) 796-5100 or ksiver@cityofsouthfield.com.

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 (Archive on Monday, May 07, 2018)
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