Clairemont: The Village within a City – A Mid-Century modern tour

| July 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Modernism Committee of Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) is proud to present Clairemont: The Village within a City, a historic architecture tour on Saturday, August 11. A A 10 a.m. lecture is followed by a self-guided tour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This self-driven tour takes Mid- Century modernism fans through the architectural treasures of one of the nation’s first and largest planned postwar communities. The lecture and tour begin at St Mark’s United Methodist Church, 3502 Clairemont Drive. Cost is $15 for SOHO members, $20 for non-members. The registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with a lecture and orientation beginning at 10 a.m. by noted local historian and long-time Clairemont resident Alexander D. Bevil. At the end of World War II an influx of families began to settle in America’s Finest City and the need for additional housing and recreation spaces became clear. Clairemont was one of those communities that met the needs of a growing postwar generation. As a result, its suburban landscape catered to the modern family’s American dream, two-car garages and functional commercial, public, and religious buildings.

The comprehensive tour introduces visitors to over 40 of Clairemont’s best Mid-Century modern buildings including libraries, schools, religious institutions, and residential neighborhoods. Learn about the people behind the development of the Village within a City and indulge in the spirit of post-war optimism.

The Clairemont Library is included on the tour.

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