march, 2016

30mar(mar 30)7:00 pm(mar 30)7:00 pmAuthor Talk with Clare Lise KellyMontgomery ModernLocation(s):Kensington Park


Event Details

Montgomery Modern is a chronicle of mid-century modern architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland. Located outside the nation’s capital, the county experienced a great post-war building boom, benefiting from access to federal jobs and an alluring natural landscape. A bold, forward-looking design of a new age transformed the county.  The presentation will present award-winning projects ranging from organic custom residences in rugged stream valleys to glass-walled tract houses on wooded sites, from jewel-box offices in new commercial districts to gleaming corporate campus headquarters and exuberant roadside businesses.  Participants will learn about how modern design is a testimony of the optimistic spirit of the mid-20th century as reflected in the county’s built environment and its landscape.

Author Clare Lise Kelly is the Architectural History Specialist at the Montgomery County Planning Department.  She has a BS in Design & Environmental Analysis from Cornell University and an MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont.  She established the Montgomery Modern initiative to raise awareness of mid-20th century architecture.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Kensington Park Chapter.


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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