Thursday, March 27, 2014

St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church at 606 W. 15th Street in Austin.
Photography credit: PICA 25856, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.

Docomomo US featured an important Austin mid-century resource in their February newsletter. Many of us have admired St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church while driving down 15th Street. The article "Saint Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church: Modernity and Continuity" by Jason John Paul Haskins, Assoc. AIA, LEED BD+C, provides an opportunity to learn more about this 1960 building by Robert Mather of Jessen Jessen Millhouse and Greeven. Haskins says that this "[m]id-century abstraction of the primitive Christian basilica represents a synthesis of international movements in architecture and liturgy uncovering archetypal models of inhabitation and ritual." We encourage you to read the full article on Docomomo's website at's_evangelical_church_modernity_and_continuity.  

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mid Tex Mod Tour Day Recap

      photography credit: Brent Humphreys

The 2013 Docomomo Mid Tex Mod Tour Day was a great success and was an informative and enjoyable way to learn more about John Chase's work in East Austin. We were especially fortunate to have the super talented photographer Brent Humphreys document Chase's work for a pop up exhibit at the Carver Center. We were also thrilled to have speakers Fred McGhee and Stephen Fox talk about Chase's work in Austin and Houston respectively. 

Thanks to all of the people who attended the event and our group of volunteers. Special appreciation goes to Rick Black, Betsy Frederick-Rothwell, and Charles Peveto for organizing the programming and content of the 2013 Tour Day. Please check the Mid Tex Mod blog and Facebook page for future events.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Docomomo Tour Day 2013

Docomomo Tour Day is just a month away!
 This year, Mid Tex Mod is hosting a lecture on the works of John Chase, followed by self-guided tours of two of his most well known works in East Austin. 

Please see further details at this link-Tour Day 2013