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Travel Georgia’s Modern Byways

April 2, 2010

McNeill House, Thomson, GA, 1937, Edward Durrell Stone

On Saturday, April 17, join DOCOMOMO/US, Georgia Chapter; Historic Augusta, Inc.; Historic Preservation Division (HPD), the Watson-Brown Foundation and friends for an exclusive tour of important Modern sites in Thomson and Augusta, Georgia.

Nationally significant sites on the tour include the 1937 International Style home in Thomson, Georgia, based on a design by Edward Durrell Stone, and a number of I.M. Pei designs in Augusta, including the Chamber of Commerce Building (1975-6, now vacant); his Bicentennial Plaza project (1976); and his unique Lamar Building Penthouse apartment (1975). In addition, Augusta’s unique collection of art deco, International Style, and Art Moderne buildings will be highlighted on a walking tour, including a visit to the Art Moderne Miller Theater (1940, Roy Benjamin).

The tour will begin in Thomson with refreshments and a presentation. There will be a break and presentation in Augusta. Make it a full day with an optional lunch on-your-own and a special dinner at the Pinnacle Club, located at the top of the Miesian-style Wachovia Bank Building (1967, Robert McCreary).

Special hotel rates available.  Tickets are $25/$20 DOCOMOMO or Historic Augusta members/$20 Students with ID.

Email for more.

Buy tickets at docomomoga.

See article on the McNeil House.

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