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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Pre-Swank – Salt Lake Modern Affinity Group Members Only |
6:00 p.m.

Food – Cocktails – Mid-mod Style |
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Purchase Tickets | 
1 for $100 | 2  

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Salt Lake Modern Fall Event

by Catherine Opie

by Catherine Opie

Maywood Hills: The Designs of Cliff May in Olympus Cove   Thursday, October 6th | 7:00 p.m. Presentation about Cliff Mays Designs and the Ranch House Movement cityhomeCOLLECTIVE 645 E. South Temple Light fare and drinks  Read more >

Salt Lake Modern Tour: Let There Be Light Tour Extras

Salt Lake Modern Tour: Let There Be Light October 10, 2015 Tour Extras Coloring Pages for all six churches (PDF) Community of Christ Church LDS Olympus Stake Center St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church Holladay United Church of Christ Our   Read more >

Call for Volunteers on October 10

Volunteers are needed for this year's SL Modern tour - Let There Be Light. The tour is scheduled for Saturday, October 10th between 10am and 5pm. We will need volunteer support for shifts throughout the day. If you're interested please contact Lyn Spataro at lyndwyer@gmail.com. Read more >

Fall Tour: Let There Be Light

The 2015 fall event will be a tour of churches of the post-World War II era that exhibit mid-century design features. This unique opportunity will happen during National Modernism Tour Day sponsored by DOCOMOMO-US and the weekend before the Parliament of World Religions conference in Salt Lake City. Mark your calendars and pick up tickets now! Salt Lake Modern Tour: Let There Be Light. Saturday, October 10, 2015. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tickets now available. Cost: $20 in advance and for members of Utah Heritage Foundation; $25 day of the tour. Headquarters: Olympus Stake Center, 2700 East and 4500 South, Salt Lake City (locally referred to as "the pagoda church"). Read more >

Taking you to school: Mid-mod at the U of U

TAKING YOU TO SCHOOL: MID-MOD AT THE U OF U Friday, March 13, 2015 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meet in the Officers Club Lobby Utah Heritage Foundation is conducting research in partnership with Utah Division of State History and  
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Conference Keynote by Alan Hess

In our free keynote address this year, noted critic, historian, and author Alan Hess will present "Modernism's Back: The Past and Future of Midcentury Modern Architecture." Read more >

Pop-up Tour @780 E. South Temple

Utah Heritage Foundation is excited to launch its first #heartbomb. Heart bombing is an opportunity to show appreciation for our communities’ historic places... Read more >

Keepin’ It Glassy

The Spring 2015 event will be Keepin' It Glassy: Sugden's Legacy Lives On. Salt Lake Modern is pleased to feature the Roberta Sugden Home during this event. Spend the evening at one of John Sugden's first projects after returning to Utah from Chicago where he studied under Mies van der Rohe. This was his first Utah project and is a ripping demonstration of Miesian principles in the home he designed for his mother. During this event, we make a major announcement regarding the preservation of this house and our efforts to preserve more mid-century modern era structures. Read more >

We met the match!

With the outstanding help and support from 49 donors, we raised over $15,000 to meet the George S. and Dolores Dorѐ Eccles Foundation’s challenge grant. Read more >

Help us Make the Save

Donate through 11/21 to save mid-century and rural properties and help us meet the $15,000 challenge grant of the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation. Click here to take you to our Razoo online campaign. Read more >

Interested in joining the Salt Lake Modern Committee?

The application period to join the Salt Lake Modern Committee is open now through October 15, 2014. This is your opportunity to join one of the most popular programs at Utah Heritage Foundation and help shape our message and the course of saving mid-century modern architecture in Utah. Read more >

Walking Tour: Modernism on South Temple

Be amazed by the story of South Temple's progression from Millionaire's Row of mansions into mid-century modernism starting in 1925. Read more >

Salt Lake Modern Tour: Northcrest/North Hills

Join us for our annual tour of several mid-century vintage residences. This year we feature the area of the upper Avenues neighborhood that was developed starting in the early 1950s known as North Hills and Northcrest. Read more >

2014 Brown Bag Series: A Time and a Place for the Ranch House

Bim Oliver will present “A Time and a Place for the Ranch House." His presentation will highlight the reasons behind the proliferation of the Ranch House throughout the United States and the appeal of its single story living. Read more >

10 Ways to Preserve Places of the Recent Past

Check out the National Trust’s 10 Ways to Help Preserve Places from the Recent Past. Many of them don't require a lot of money to start! Read more >

Salt Lake Premiere – Coast Modern

November 19, 2013 7:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Main Library 210 East 400 South, Nancy Tessman Auditorium Coast Modern The third film of the 2013 Design Matters Film Series will be a Salt Lake City film premiere event for Coast Modern  Read more >

Coming this Fall! Modernism at the Utah History Conference

This year’s Utah History Conference (September 6 at the Rio Grande Depot) will include sessions that touch on issues of mid-century life and architecture in Utah.  Notable among these is a presentation by preservation consultant Bim Oliver: “From Mansion to  Read more >

Coming this Summer! Interviews with prominent living mid-century Utah architects

Learn about the architects’ approaches to design, which mid-century buildings they consider most significant, and how community attitudes affected the development of modern design in Utah. Read more >

Salt Lake Modern Tour: Olympus Cove

Saturday, June 8, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Salt Lake Modern is hosting a tour of privately-owned residences from the mid-century period in the Olympus Cove neighborhood in Salt Lake County. Read more >

Open house for incredible Panushka-designed residence in Millcreek

The Panushka-designed house that we’ve cited as being endangered within the last month will be hosting an open house on Thursday, October 25 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  The house was built in 1959, is in good condition, and rests on a  Read more >

Next SLM event – Snowbird on Saturday 9/22!

Please join us at our next Salt Lake Modern event on Saturday, September 22 at Snowbird. Will likely be your ONLY chance to take this tour and hear from one of the original designers, architect Ray Kingston. Read more >

Ogden mid-century tour on 9/15

This promises to be a fun and interesting tour. Our partner Weber County Heritage Foundation always puts on a great show. Make your plans to be there! Read more >

Snowbird: A Vision for a Modern Resort–Sept. 22

Saturday, September 22 Tour starts at 10:00 a.m. and finishes at Noon Cliff Lodge, Superior Room Cost: $10 general public, $5 members Advance ticket sales have ended.  Please go directly to Snowbird to attend. What’s the word on the ‘Bird?   Read more >

Phoenix Wright masterpiece still not saved

After a post several weeks ago, more information is available as to what you can do to help save this Frank Lloyd Wright modern house in Phoenix. Read more >

Future Prentice Competition

Hey architects, here's a great competition for you to participate in if you'd like to go to Chicago. Read more >

Miami Marine Stadium

Check out this super fun video! Parkour meets Preservation meets Mid-Century Modern icon. Read more >

The Rise of the Creative Class

If you're not familiar with the phrase "Creative Class" as coined by Richard Florida, now's your big chance. His book The Rise of the Creative Class caught fire when it was published ten years ago, launching a movement to talk about the economic, social, and environmental impact of the creative industries. Florida is revisiting his oft-quoted book in a new edition and speaks about how the impacts of the Creative Class in a post-9/11 society in a new article in Atlantic Cities. Read more >

Chicago’s Prentice Women’s Hospital endangered

One of Chicago’s most unusual and iconic Modernist architectural treasures is threatened with demolition, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation needs your help to save it! Read more >

Modernism landmark event in St. George

Come celebrate both the dedication of the Orval and Ruth Hafen Home as an historic landmark of the City of St. George and the opening of the Roene DiFiore Center for Arts and Education. Read more >

It’s a bad time to be beton brut (Brutalist)

Check out this recent article from Architect by Ned Cramer entitled "Not Old Enough." Within the national dialogue that is happening right now about saving modernism and the Brutalist style, he is spot on. Read more >

Help save FLW house in Phoenix

In 1950-52, Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built a house for his son David on 5212 E. Exeter Rd. in Phoenix. It is a remarkable house, not only compared to most houses of the era, but even compared to other Wright buildings. Read more >

St. Mary’s Tour Flyer

If you still need one last push to buy your tickets in advance, we've got our St. Mary's tour flyer available now. Read more >

Case Study House For Sale

This place in incredible and pristine. Designed by Rodney Walker on a fantastic site. Read more >

Help save Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis

Peavey Plaza is an imminently threatened modernist masterpiece in Minneapolis by landscape architect Paul Friedberg. Read more >

Modernism at Risk

In September 2010, several partners sponsored an exhibit by World Monuments Fund that displayed large format photographs showing about ten mid-century modern architectural masterpieces from around the world that have been saved, and held a panel discussion. Read more >

Paris Public Housing Tower Becomes a Beacon

Article in the NYT today on rehab of a mid-century apartment tower.  Great story of reuse and conservation of modern materials.  Read more >

Lecture: Temple Architecture for a Modern Age

Make plans to attend this special event. Temple Architecture for a Modern Age: The 40th Anniversary of the Provo Temple Presented by Alan Barnett on Monday, April 2, 2012 Read more >

Driving Tour of Mid Century Modern Homes in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake realtor Mony Ty guided Retro Renevation's Pam Kueber on a driving tour of MCM homes in Salt Lake City. Take the tour yourself! Read more >

October 2009 John Sugden

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June 2009 Stephen Macdonald

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June 2010 Eduard Dreier

In June 2010, Salt Lake Modern invited people into a recently renovated Dreier-designed house in the Federal Heights neighborhood of Salt Lake City to hear information about Dreier's life, design aesthetic, and Salt Lake City mid-century modernism. Read more >

October 2011 Taylor Woolley

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October 2010 Ron Molen/Westshire Neighborhood, West Valley City

Over 200 people attended the first Salt Lake Modern tour, held in the Westshire Neighborhood of West Valley City. The tour featured four private homes and an interactive experience with the development's original architect, builder, and realtor. Read more >

Salt Lake Modern’s Tour of St. Mary’s Neighborhood

Saturday, June 16, 2012

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

After our successful tour of the Ron Molen-designed Westshire neighborhood in West Valley in October 2010, Salt Lake Modern is hosting a tour of four private mid-century modern homes in  Read more >
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