Mid-Century Modern Design Tour
Don’t miss this year’s Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour this Saturday, June 26th! Residential and commercial structures built between 1945 and 1970 will be featured within South Land Park and adjacent neighborhoods; neighborhoods known for this architectural style. Guests will be able to go inside eleven residences and drive by points of interest throughout the southernmost portion of Land Park. Architects and designers featured include: Jones + Emmons for Eichler Homes, Carter Sparks, Donald Thaden, George Muraki, designer George W. Haggett, designer Robert N. Hill, Rickey + Brooks, Bucky H. Fong, Herbert Y. Niiya, Albert Dreyfuss, Sooky Lee, Dean Unger, Harry J. Devine, Grant Caywood, and William Koblik.
Registration will be at Sacramento Executive Airport, a MCM building designed by Sacramento architect Leonard F. Starks. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Sacramento Executive Airport at 6151 Freeport Boulevard. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. and homes will be open to visitors from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants will receive tour booklets and driving maps upon check-in, and are encouraged to check-out the interpretive items on display at the airport as well as tour the airport itself, a Leonard F. Starks-designed building.
The tour is self-guided and visitors can set their own pace in any order they wish. The tour ends at 4:00 p.m. Neighborhood parking is available and biking is encouraged. Homeowners and docents will be on-site to greet visitors and answer questions. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available to purchase online here and at various Sacramento locations, including Parkside Pharmacy, Capital Nursery, Blomberg Windows and HOT ITALIAN. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $25 at the check-in desk at Sacramento Executive Airport. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Short Center South, a day program serving adults with developmental disabilities.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired by quintessential California design! If you can’t make the tour, check back here at the Welcome Home blog for my recap of the featured homes!