Docomomo. Say that ten times. It’s a real thing, I swear. Docomomo is the international committee for the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement.
If modern architecture makes you giddy, get to know Docomomo. If modern style in Utah does the same (and we know it does if you’re reading this), get to know Salt Lake Modern.
This week, Salt Lake Modern—an affinity group for the Utah Heritage Foundation—is joining Docomomo and other preservations groups worldwide for their international Tour Day.
Ever heard of Cliff May? The Father of the Modern Ranch House? The builder who created the suburban post-war dream house, many of them featured on the cover of Sunset magazine? Oh yea, that guy.
Lucky for Utah, Cliff May left his legacy on the Beehive State in the form of a dozen homes built in Salt Lake City’s Olympus Cove neighborhood. Your chance to see these Maywood Hills homes starts this weekend: October 6 and 8th. If you can’t make it this weekend, download the Utah Heritage Walks mobile app and go anytime.
Presentation on Cliff May’s Design
October 6th, 2016
645 E. South Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Cliff May Designed Homes Tour
October 8th, 2016
Maywood Hills Neighborhood, Salt Lake City, UT
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free Tour info via Utah Heritage Walks mobile app
The presentation and tour are FREE. All tour info including research and maps will be available through our mobile tour app “Utah Heritage Walks.” Download the app for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Utah Heritage Foundation’s Salt Lake Modern Affinity Group will be providing an exterior-only walking tour of Cliff May-designed homes in the Maywood Hills Subdivision of Olympus Cove Township near Salt Lake City.
Preceding the tour, Salt Lake Modern will host a presentation on mid-century design in Utah and Cliff May. The event will be on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00p.m. at cityhomeCOLLECTIVE, 645 E. South Temple, SLC, and is free to attend.
All images provided by Salt Lake Modern.