Mid-Century Modern Driving Tour

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    Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City is thrilled to be a part of Docomomo Michigan's self-guided driving tour of mid-century modern architecture!

    Docomomo US (www.docomomo-us.org) is a non-profit, national organization dedicated to the documentation and preservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods embodying the modern movement. Docomomo Michigan's fall tour is titled "Eat, Drink, Stay, and Play in Michigan Modern Style," and is promoted through October 2021.

    The eastern side of our Traverse City building was constructed in 1966 and designed by prolific architect Gordon Cornwell. The "Cornwell addition" is a prime example of mid-century modern architecture, with its iconic flat “floating” roof, open floor plan, and glass walls.

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    In a happy coincidence, our fall exhibit Lustron Stories: Americans at Home also features mid-century, factory-built homes manufactured by the Lustron Corporation of Columbus, OH from 1948-1950.

    Tour participants are encouraged to take pictures and post to social media and tag #MichModTravel

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