NCModernist Presents



Postponed - New Date Will Be Announced in April

Our State Magazine Fabulous 1960s Modernist House Tour
Saturday, March 28, 8am-4pm
Starting and Ending Point: Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Durham NC. Park by the tennis courts near the Fitness Connection gym. 

Enjoy a great day touring brilliant 1960s Modernist houses and buildings around Durham and Chapel Hill without the hassle of driving! Includes the delightful company of fellow Modernist architecture fans, coffee and bagels, snacks, drinks, a delicious lunch, and free wifi in our luxury restroom-equipped, air-conditioned bus. 

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The Lakin House, Durham, designed by Arthur Cogswell

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The Townend House, Chapel Hill, designed by Arthur Cogswell

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The Davison House, Durham, designed by Kenneth Scott


The Parr House, Chapel Hill, designed by Jon Condoret


1723 Tisdale, designed by Frank DePasquale.  Not quite 60's, but pure DePasquale!


The London House, Durham, designed by Arthur Cogswell

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The Paschal House, Durham, designed by Harwell Hamilton Harris

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The Heyman House, Durham, designed by Kenneth Scott

Tickets and Details

$159 per person includes transport, coffee and bagels, snacks, and lunch. There will be two buses, one leaving at 8am (be at registration by 730am), and one at 845am (be at registration by 815am).

The Fine Print

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Registration and Parking: 
Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Durham NC. Park by the tennis courts near the Fitness Connection gym. 

Tickets are not mailed; your name will be on a list at registration.

Please be on time. We've got a full day with lots of great houses. Buses leave at 8am and 845am sharp, and in fairness to other participants we will leave without you! 

Once payment is made, there are no refunds for any reason except for tour cancellation. However, you can transfer your place to another person with at least a week's written notice to NCModernist at george@ncmodernist.org

The tour runs rain or shine. The itinerary and order of trip events are subject to change without notice or refund. 

A signed liability release is required for all participants. We'll send this to you a few weeks ahead. Please read, print, sign, and bring with you to registration. Those travelling together may sign the same form.  Parents must sign for and accompany anyone under 18.

Some houses are not accessible. Participants must navigate stairs unaided and be able to walk for at least a hour at a time. You may stay on the bus at any point if you wish. Strollers are not permitted inside any houses. 

Architects can get self-reported CEU hours if arranged in advance with the AIA.

Unsecured parking is free at the Sheraton Imperial.

To reduce dirt and damage to floors, tour participants are required to remove shoes (or bring your own booties) at each house.

Food, drinks, and smoking are not allowed in the houses; however drinks, snacks, and lunch are provided on the bus.  

Smoking and alcohol are not allowed on the bus. 

Photos are allowed and encouraged both inside and outside all the houses.

Proceeds benefit NCModernist, a North Carolina 501C3 nonprofit educational archive. 
Questions?  Contact George Smart at 919.740.8407.