TFA Virtual Tours Highlight Modernism

Architecture tours are a big deal at the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture. But the pandemic has put a damper on Second Saturdays, the popular series of walking tours TFA has popularized. This put a serious hurt on their budget... and mission statement.

So just as the Covid-19 has forced most of us to learn how to do new things in the virtual world, so has TFA. Their tours have gone virtual.

Since June the group has hosted Zoom tours of Tulsa's architectural gems. Everything from Art Deco to fire stations have been featured, with notable architects, historians and mixologists offering real time commentary. Each tour is usually a twice a week affair, once on Saturday morning and another during the week for happy hour. Cost is $10 per tour.

The whole month of October will feature Tulsa landmarks from the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies. The first in the series will feature places of worship, or "God mods" as the cognascenti like to say. Another featured subject will be Seventies architecture which coincides with DOCOMOMO's celebration The Seventies Turn 50 (yes, that really was fifty years ago).  

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