Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Special Presentation on June 23, 2011

The Architecture Section of the St. Louis Artists' Guild is proud to present:

Public Housing in St. Louis: Vanishing Mid-Century Modern Architecture
Architectural historians Michael Allen and Lynn Josse will provide an overview of the history and design of public housing in St. Louis city, from low-rise Carr Square Village in 1941 through the high-rise Arthur Blumeyer Homes in 1968. The talk will cover the contributions to local public housing architecture by major designers like Minoru Yamasaki, Gyo Obata, Joseph Murphy and others. With St. Louis' two public towers both slated for demolition in the next two years, the talk will devote special attention to the development of high-rise housing forms and features at the Cochran Gardens and Pruitt-Igoe projects. Remaining public housing buildings at Carr Square and Clinton-Peabody have been heavily altered, meaning that the last intact buildings soon will fade to memory.

The event will be at the Guild, #2 Oak Knoll Park in Clayton at 7PM on Thursday, June 23, 2011