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Mid-Century Modern Tour 2018: John Storrs
On May 11 and 12th, Restore Oregon will celebrate the unique perspective Storrs brought to our region’s architectural heritage at its annual Mid-Century Modern Home Tour.
The 2018 Mid-Century Modern Home Tour features the architectural design work of John Storrs. Architect John Storrs, a native of Connecticut, followed his hero Pietro Belluschi to Portland to work with him and others with the same modern NW style and ideology. His projects reflected the Oregon landscape with elegant simplicity and are considered seminal to the Northwest Regional Style. Learn more about John Storrs.
Through education initiatives like the Mid-Century Modern Tour, Restore Oregon raises awareness for preservation and fosters greater appreciation for the historic structures and cultural heritage that contribute to the beauty of Oregon. Now in its 8th year, the 2018 Mid-Century Modern Home Tour has grown into a two-day, three-part design event:
Part I—An Architecture & Design Lecture: Participants will learn about Pacific Northwest Modernism, John Storrs unique design perspective, and may take a self-guided tour of the Oregon College of Art and Craft, one of Storrs well-known commercial designs. Friday, May 11, 7pm at Oregon College of Art and Craft. $10 for general admission. Purchase separate ticket.
Part II—Self-Guided Home Tour: This self-guided, driving tour allows participants to explore five of Storrs-designed residential homes at their own pace. Participants discover unique interiors, explore imaginatively designed outdoor living areas, and have a rare chance to gain an intimate view of Mid-Century Modern living as envisioned by a master. Saturday, May 12, 10am–4pm. Tickets: $40 for Restore Oregon member/donors, $50 for non-members.
Part III—Exclusive free MIX:MOD After Party at Rejuvenation: Participants are invited to join the party and enjoy vintage cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, DJ, and dancing at Rejuvenation’s Flagship store in Southeast Portland. Mid-century attire encouraged. Prizes for best dressed. Saturday, May 12, 6pm at Rejuvenation. Free to lecture and/or tickets holders.
Tickets for the 2018 Mid-Century Modern Home Tour on sale now >>
The cost is $40 for Restore Oregon member/donors, $50 for non-members, the tour of five homes, a commemorative booklet, and entry to MIX:MOD After-Tour Party. The cost for the Architecture & Design Lecture is $10 and includes entry to MIX:MOD After-Tour Party.
Tour information and ticketing: restoreoregon.org or (503) 243-1923
Cover image courtesy Restore Oregon.