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Mississippi Heritage Trust
Mad Mod Affair Delta
Saturday, April 2
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.-Architectural Tour of the Delta
$25 a person
Architects in the mid-twentieth century defied tradition and experimented with color, form and materials to create the many fun, unusual and occasionally outlandish houses, banks, dry cleaners, offices and schools that make up Mississippi’s historic modernist landscape. The Delta is home to many such modernist gems that are now considered the “new historic.” Our fun and informative tour, led by John Beard, AIA, will showcase the creative spirit that is embodied in modernism in true Delta style. Stops will include visits with people who have worked hard to save and maintain these special places, like Tommy Verdell with the Valley, architect Charles Bowman, Cheryl Taylor with the Museum of the Delta, David O’Bryan with Delta Electric and Myrna Smith-Thompson with the Knights and Daughters of Tabor. Noted photographer Trip Farris…
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