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Modernism's Next Frontier: Saving Orange County

Help support Preserve Orange County, fighting on the frontlines of Modern preservation in one of the nation’s richest regions for Modern architecture. $125 (2 hr)

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California’s Orange County is on the frontline of Modern architectural preservation. You are invited to this fundraiser to support Preserve Orange County, the non-profit advocacy group dedicated to increasing public awareness of Modernism and defending the built heritage in this important region. Orange County, the ultimate suburb, developed throughout the midcentury as a leader in modern architecture, master planning and lifestyles. Preserve Orange County is campaigning now to protect many Modern properties, including Ladd & Kelsey’s harbor- side Stuft Shirt restaurant in Newport Beach and Armét and Davis’ Bob’s Big Boy restaurant in Garden Grove. It helped to preserve William Pereira’s Hunt Library. Preserve Orange County also keeps an eye on internationally famous modern designs such as Rudolph Schindler’s Lovell Beach House, Richard Neutra’s innovative drive-in Community Church in Garden Grove, William Pereira’s master planned city of Irvine and Michael Graves’ Postmodern San Juan Capistrano library. The challenges in educating the public and city governments about this modern heritage are still an uphill battle. Join us in supporting this effort. 

This fundraising party will be held at the Joan and Gary Gand house, a landmark by Harold Levitt in Vista Las Palmas. Hors d’oeuvres and a brief presentation on the successes and challenges faced by Preserve Orange County will be included. You’ll also have an opportunity to mingle with our expert board of directors about strategies and war stories in the fight to save Modernism! 

All revenue benefits Preserve Orange County.   

This fundraiser is presented in conjunction with the February 17, 2019 presentation at the CAMP theater Beyond the Orange Curtain: Modern Life, Work and Play in Orange County


Things to Know

This event is for ages 21 and older.
There are some exterior and/or interior steps.
The organizer of this event is Preserve Orange County

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Photo Credits: Garden Grove Community Church, Garden Grove, Richard and Dion Neutra, architect (photo by Alan Hess), Hunt Library, Fullerton, William Pereira, architect (photo by Alan Hess)
, University of California, Irvine, William Pereira, architect (photo by Alan Hess)
, San Juan Capistrano Library, Michael Graves, architect (photo by Alan Hess)



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