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The Vaulted Architecture of the Metro That Almost Wasn't

Docomomo DC hosted a lecture by Zachary Schrag last week at the West End Library. Following introductions by Docomomo DC chair Tom Jester and former Harry Weese & Associates architect William J. Gallagher, Jr., Dr. Schrag led attendees through the contentious and sometimes surprising history of the D.C. Metro system. Schrag, who is the author of Metro’s definitive history, The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), spoke of the Metro’s evolution as a concept that grew out of the Great Society movement, with oversight from the Commission of Fine Arts. Schrag’s lecture, which largely followed the structure of his book, discussed the

2018 Tour Day Planning Meeting, May 16

When: May 16, 6pm Where: Gensler Conference Room, 2020 K St NW, Washington, DC (dedicated entrance east of main lobby) The 2018 nationwide Docomomo Tour Day will take place on October 13 with a theme of: Public Spaces – Inside and Out. The Docomomo DC chapter will be participating in the annual tour day for the fifth year in a row. If you would like to help plan this exciting event, please join us for our first 2018 Tour Day Planning meeting on May 16 at 6 pm. The meeting will focus on selecting a location for this year’s tour. Past Docomomo DC Tour Day events have included tours of Brutalist buildings in Northwest DC (2017), Modernist architecture of Montgomery County (2016), the Watergate

2018 Moyaone Reserve Homes Tour on April 21

On April 21, the Moyaone Reserve, a heavily wooded and historic community with many mid-century modern homes in Accokeek, Maryland, will hold its 2018 homes tour. This year’s tour features six homes, including two of the community's most significant mid-century modern homes. One home is the former residence of local architect Charles Wagner, who designed and/or contributed to more than 19 homes in the area and collaborated with local architect Charles Goodman on several projects. Additionally, one of the homes on this tour is also being featured in the May 2018 Vernacular Architecture Forum during its 2018 Annual Conference on the banks of the Potomac River. Tickets to the tour, which runs 1

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