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Gainesville’s Modern Landmarks: Celebrating our Mid-Century Architectural Past (1945-1975)

June 4 @ 11:00 am - June 29 @ 4:00 pm

Free

This exhibition has been produced in partnership with Gainesville Modern and the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections of George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. Every city has a period of time that defines its built environment and architectural character. For Gainesville, that moment was the mid-20th century. This exhibition highlights some of the outstanding examples of the Mid-Century style that are worthy of consideration for landmark status. The urgency of landmarking these irreplaceable resources has been heightened by the demolition of St. Michael’s Church (1975) designed by Frank Lloyd Wright protégé Nils M. Schwiezer. As Matheson Board member and Gainesville Modern president Marty Hylton says, “Landmark status, however, does not mean freezing buildings in time, but retaining them and adapting them to meet new community needs.”

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Start:
June 4 @ 11:00 am
End:
June 29 @ 4:00 pm
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Free
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Matheson History Museum
513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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