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Open House: Meet Modern Tulsa

This Thursday evening the modnauts from the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture (TFA) will be hosting a free open house: Meet Modern Tulsa.

The Modern Tulsa group is a part of the TFA that focuses on Tulsa's more recent architectural past. The movers and shakers of this intrepid group (including yours truly) have selected some juicy bits of Tulsa mod from the extensive archive of architectural drawings, photographs and ephemera in TFA's collection.

This is a chance for people outside the preservation and architectural communities to learn more about Modern Tulsa, and the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture. On display will be architectural drawings, photographs and video of historical building and homes from the heyday of postwar design. Refreshments will also be provided. The event is free and open to the public.

Meet Modern Tulsa
Thursday, August 26, 2010
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Kennedy Building, 321 S. Boston map



Prairie Church Matters

This Place Matters: Oklahoma church building featured on National Trust for Historic Preservation website.

The unusual Hopewell Church in Edmond, OK was designed by Bruce Goff in 1948. Often referred to as the "tepee church," it was completed in 1951, but has sat vacant since 1989.

But the National Trust hopes to preserve such iconic structures. You can learn more about the Hopewell Church, or help save it by spreading the word or making a financial contribution through the Trust's Community Challenge.


Photo courtesy of Preservation Oklahoma

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