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Tour Day 2016

Docomomo DC Tour Day 2016: Montgomery Modern BusTour

The Montgomery County Planning Department, in partnership with Docomomo DC and AIA Potomac Valley, hosted the Montgomery Modern Bus Tour 2016. The tour explored the Montgomery County work of Deigert and Yerkes, a leading modernist architecture firm in the Washington, DC area, best known for the National Arboretum Administration Building. Operating from 1947 to 1967, the partnership of Robert Campbell Deigert and David Norton Yerkes, created distinctive designs with variety in materials and textures, surprising angles, and contrasting spaces. Led by Montgomery Modern author Clare Lise Kelly, the tour included the rustic modern houses of Tulip Hill (1950-55) and Oak Spring (1966), lunch at Primary Day School (1955), and a concluding reception at Pietro Belluschi’s Cedar Lane Unitarian Church (1958).

The tour marked the 10th Anniversary Docomomo Tour Day!




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