Friday, October 2, 2015

Docomomo Tour Day 2015

architectural capers: homes by austin's a. d. stenger,  architect - builder - developer

date: saturday, october 10
time: 2 p.m.
location: starting at st. mark's episcopal church, 2128 barton hills Drive, austin 
cost: $10 suggested donation

Photo courtesy of Riley Triggs.
Arthur Dallas (A.D.) Stenger is Austin's most beloved mid-century architect. From his very first house in the heights above Barton Springs, he exemplified the creative spirit and exuberant personality that formed the foundation for Austin's Weird Era. Alongside other creative personalities like John Henry Faulk and Cactus Pryor, A.D. helped cultivate a culture of intellectual pursuits, environmental engagement, and eccentric individualism in the then-sleepy Central Texas college town. The openness and acceptance of Austin as a place that author Billy Lee Brammer surreptitiously described as having "room enough to caper" made it the perfect context for A.D. to bring modern sensibilities through his architectural capers to Austin's burgeoning creative middle class.
Join us October 10 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church for Mid Tex Mod's Docomomo US National Tour Day event featuring A.D. Stenger's work. A lecture on A.D.'s Architectural Capers begins at 2 pm by Stenger scholar Riley Triggs, AIA, immediately followed by a tour of Stenger homes in the area. Then join us from 4-6 pm for an informal reception hosted by NEST Modern at their new location at 2603 South Congress Avenue.
RSVPs to by Monday, October 5 are appreciated!

Addresses and a map of featured homes will be distributed before the lecture at St. Marks, which will run from 2-3pm. Homes will be open from 3-5pm and the reception at NEST will run from 4-6pm.