In 2010, inspired by HOUSTON MOD, Preservation Texas and partners organized the Texas MODern Month concept to raise awareness of the need to preserve locally, regionally, and nationally significant examples of modern buildings, sites, and neighborhoods in Texas. Preservation Texas hopes all communities take time in April to celebrate architecture and landscape design of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
Several events including the White Rock Home Tour have been planned to celebrate modern architecture in Dallas.
Goals of MODern Month:
- Raise awareness of the importance of mid-century modern architecture and landscape design in Texas;
- Support for their value. Landscapes and buildings designed and constructed since 1950 are often destroyed before the public understands their significance or realizes these resources exist. Several communities including San Antonio and Dallas have broaden the definition of historic to take in account buildings built in the last 50 years and;
- Inspire advocates at the local level. All politics are local and so is preservation. PT hopes communities see the wonderful efforts taking place around Texas and are motivated to learn about the recent past of their home town.
- Visit preservationdallas.org for more information and a list of events.