And a good (modern)))) time was had by all…DOCOMOMO GA does Savannah Tour
There was a night of 5 5-minute lectures and a spooky-cool flashlight-led tour of Savannah’s highschool version of the Airforce Academy.
There was a day of discovering the completely unknown (modern))) in the land of Oglethorpe leading to fun, inspiration, fun, and a new heritage, and more fun.
Combine the President of DOCOMOMO GA, Tom Little, with Daniel Carey, President of the Historic Savannah Foundation and you get fire and sparks. Add a bit of Bob Ciucevich, of the Preservation firm Quatrefoil Consulting, some Daves Rossell, Professor of Architectural History at SCAD (me), some core members of the staff of the Historic Preservation Division in Atlanta, and Jerry Lominack, with over 40 years of experience as an architect in Savannah, and you get a powerful punch of information and excitement. All this was great benefitted by over a dozen SCAD student volunteers—Hip, Hip, Hooray! Great job everyone!
To see Great Architecture! Tim Jackson and Capris Rosenberg, both SCAD Art History profs opened their great house as did Bret Bell of the Savannah Morning News (my new favorite structure in the western hemisphere) as well as nearly a dozen other generous individuals with inspiring properties—all culminating at Richard Lane’s incomparable Palm Springs in Savannah.
We learned that Savannah does not end at Derenne.
We learned that downtown is not all 18th and 19th-century.
We learned that architectural history is not all work and no fun.
HOW TO RELIVE:
1) Contact me for a copy of the guidebook that Ciucevich and I wrote and Tom Little designed.
2) Look to the Savannah Morning News reporting (All Photographs in these articles and in this blog are by Diane Harvey)
HOW TO LIVE IT NEXT TIME:
Join DOCOMOMO! DOCOMOMO GA: http://docomomoga.org/