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HP Mid Century

Gainesville Modern Weekend 2014

The University of Florida Historic Preservation Program in conjunction with Gainesville Modern, invites you to Gainesville Modern Weekend 2014, including a tour of five of the area’s finest Mid-Century Modern residences.

Presentation and Reception
Friday, March 21, 2014

“Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction”
Christopher Rawlins, AIA
University of Florida Fine Arts B Auditorium
6:00-7:00 pm

Retro Reception featuring the work of artist Margaret Ross Tolbert
University of Florida Architecture Building Gallery
7:00-8:30 pm

Cost for the lecture and reception are $35, $15 students. Space is limited. Please purchase your ticket by visiting:

Public Symposium and Home Tour
Saturday, March 22, 2014

“Saving the Modern Century: Historic Preservation in the Next Fifty Years”
Chris Madrid French, former Director of Modernism + Recent Past, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Campus Church of Christ, 2720 SW 2nd Avenue
9:30-11:00 am

Free to the public

Mid-Century Modern Home Tour
Various Locations
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Admission is $15 cash at the door, $10 students.

Tours start at any of the 5 homes listed below

Tour Homes

2200 NW 34th Street

3320 NW 28th Avenue

2717 SW 5th Place

2074 NW 11th Road

611 SW 27th Court



Proceeds from the tour will support the work of Alachua Habitat for Humanity, the University of Florida Historic Preservation Program, and Gainesville Modern – preserving Gainesville’s modern architectural past and promoting its future.

For Information

Contact Marty Hylton, Director of University of Florida Historic Preservation at