'Mid Mod NOLA' tours and lectures to spotlight New Orleans' Mid-Century Modern architecture_lowres

The Automotive Life Insurance Building on Canal Street (now the Mid-City branch of the New Orleans Public Library) is a prime example of New Orleans' Mid-Century Modern architecture.

While Chicago and Palm Springs, California are both renowned for their Mid-Century Modern architecture, New Orleans has more than a few examples of that classic design. This summer, the New Orleans Architecture Foundation (NOAF), the Preservation Resource Center (PRC) and DOCOMOMO/NOLA are presenting tours and discussions dedicated to local Mid-Century Modern buildings.

[jump] • Thu. June 22, 6 p.m-7:30 p.m.: Private tour of the Superdome

An architect-led tour by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, which recently renoved the building. $25, $20 for members of PRC, NOAF or DOCOMOMO

• Thu. July 6, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: "Mid Mod" panel discussion moderated by Wayne Troyer, FAIA

Architects and experts share perspectives on style, history and building use. Free and open to the public at the New Orleans Public Library (219 Loyola Ave.)

• Thu. July 20, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.: Modernist block tour in the Black Pearl

A tour of the modernist homes in the 7500 block of Dominican Street. $25, $20 for members of PRC, NOAF or DOCOMOMO