News September 2023

Revisiting Urban Renewal: Docomomo US Tour Day 2023

September 4, 2023

The only national program of its kind, Tour Day is devoted to the appreciation of modern architecture in the United States. Tours and events focused on architecture and design of the Modern Movement are hosted by Docomomo US chapters, partners, and leading voices in preservation. 

This year’s thematic focus is Revisiting Urban Renewal and will take place Saturday, October 14th and throughout the month of October. The growing roster of tours includes a mix of more general tours along with those touching on urban renewal.

Visit the Tour Day website.


Here are the Tour Day events in the Tri-State area as of early September:

October 1
The Glass House discounted October tours (all of October)
Midcentury Modern in Wilton: A Bus Tour of Historic Homes

October 7
James Rose Center Tour #1
Lecture: Origins of the James Rose House & Garden

October 14
Midcentury Modern in Westchester: A Bus Tour of Historic Pound Ridge Homes
The All-Steel Lustron House
Beinecke Library Up Close on its 60th Anniversary
James Rose Center Tour #2
Postmodern Urbanism: Government Center and Audubon Arts District 1968-1992
Wooster Square: Urban Renewal meets Historic Preservation in New Haven
Robert Trudeau’s Cohoes Firehouse
Vanderpool’s 1952 Selberg House, which must be relocated

October 15
Modern Worship Self-driving tour of Philadelphia-area sacred architecture

October 21
Modern House Day Tour 2023

October 28
Urban Renewal at Lincoln Center Walking Tour

October 29

Washington Square Southeast Urban Renewal Walking Tour