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DOCOMOMO: MODERNIST SACRED SPACES TOUR
Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 9:00 AM (CDT)
The newly established Minnesota chapter of Docomomo_US is sponsoring a self-guided tour of six Modernist churches in Minneapolis and St Paul. The tour will visit four Minneapolis churches from 9 AM until noon; then three St Paul churches from noon to 3PM. A gathering is planned afterwards. Docents and representatives of each facility will be at each church to interpret the architecture. Structures by Ralph Rapson, Barry Byrne, Thorshov & Cerny and Hills, Gilbertson are among those on the tour.
Sites to be visited:
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard, Hills, Gilbertson & Hayes, 1950,
4801 France Ave, Minneapolis
Edina Community Lutheran Church (St Peter’s), Ralph Rapson & Associates, 1959
5421 France Avenue South, Edina, MN
St Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, Thorshov & Cerny, 1957
3450 Irving Ave S, Minneapolis
Hope Lutheran Church, Ralph Rapson & Associates, 1971
5728 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis
Church of St Columba, Barry Byrne, 1951,
1327 Lafond Ave, St Paul, MN
Grace Lutheran Church, Gauger & Associates, 1962
1730 Old Hudson Rd, St. Paul
DOCOMOMO stands for DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement. DOCOMOMO promotes the study, interpretation and protection of the architecture, landscape and urban design of the Modern Movement. It promotes the exchange of knowledge about this important legacy which extends from the planned city and the iconic monument to the house next door. DOCOMOMO is an international organization. Founded in 1988 in The Netherlands, today it has national chapters or working parties in 54 countries and over 2000 individual members. It is an important presence in conservation and in architectural culture, worldwide, working in partnership with other international organizations, national governments, and regional and national associations.
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