Mid-century Modern Home Tour in West Seattle, Saturday, October 6

Docomomo WEWA invites you to join them for DOCOMOMO US Tour Day 2012 in West Seattle on Saturday, October 6th. You’ll visit three mid-century modern homes that demonstrate the creative work of one architect, Arnold Gangnes (1918 – 2003), who was known for his innovative designs for modern dwellings and later for large scale non-residential and institutional projects. Included on the tour is Gangnes’s own house built in 1948.

The event is a self-guided driving/walking tour. Two of the residences are next door to each other. The third home is reachable by car, bike or a nice long walk.

WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2012. Tour hours are between 11 am and 2 pm. Please check-in no later than 1 pm to allow time to view all three houses.

Limited on-street parking is available. Please do not block any driveways. Consider carpooling. As an alternative to driving, the KC Metro bus route 50 travels along SW Admiral Way. The KC Water Taxi departs Pier 50 and connects at Seacrest to Metro bus route 775 to Alki/Admiral.

WHERE: Check-in at 5054 SW Grayson St where you’ll receive a tour booklet and map. You’ll be asked to remove your shoes at each house. Exterior photography only.

EVENT FEE: $10 per person. Cash or check only.


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