Thu, Mar 18|
Overlooked Piedmont Architecture: Mid-Century Modern
This virtual discussion will consider some of the significant buildings from the “modern” period in the Virginia Piedmont area. Often overlooked, these gems include styles like Art Deco, Streamlined, Roadside, Stripped Classicism, A-Frame, and others.
Time & Location
Mar 18, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
About the Event
Please join us for a presentation on Mid-Century Modern Architecture in our area by Richard Guy Wilson, a noted architectural historian and Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History at the University of Virginia. Jeff Dreyfus of Bushman Dreyfus Architects and Mary Joy Scala, retired Preservation and Design Planner for the City of Charlottesville will join Richard for a panel discussion. This discussion will consider some of the significant buildings from the “modern” period in the Piedmont area. Often overlooked, these gems of the different styles including Art Deco, Streamlined, Roadside, Stripped Classicism, A-Frame, and others make up an important part of the built landscape. More information to come.
Preservation Piedmont has launched a Mid-Century Piedmont page where we are collecting information about Mid-Century Modern buildings in the Virginia Piedmont. We would like to grow our list. Please connect with us if you have any suggestions on buildings to add to this list as well as if you have historic photos or information about these historic properties, their occupants, or their architects. Included in our list are demolished buildings that once fit the definition of mid-century modern. In particular, we welcome any additions from the counties surrounding Charlottesville. To make a suggestion or to help us add to our list, please contact us.