Book Talk: "Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1930–1979"

Clare Lise Kelly, architectural history specialist, Montgomery County Planning Department

Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1930-1979 chronicles mid-century modern architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland. Author Clare Lise Kelly will present award-winning projects ranging from organic custom residences in rugged stream valleys to glass-walled tract houses on wooded sites, from jewel-box offices in new commercial districts to gleaming corporate campus headquarters and exuberant roadside businesses. Participants will learn about how modern design is a testimony of the optimistic spirit of the mid-twentieth century as reflected in the county’s built environment and its landscape.  

This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Free; no reservations required.