Sunday, May 17, 2009: Film and Walking Tour
This was the Future: Mid-Century Modern Architecture on Lindell Blvd.
Begin inside the Chase Park Plaza Cinema, 212 N. Kingshighway
Have a mid-century modern morning in May! A screening of the new short documentary San Luis: This Was the Future tells the story of the threatened San Luis Apartments. After the 10 minute film, Toby Weiss of beltstl.com and Michael Allen (ecology of absence) will lead a walking tour of the many mid-century treasurers along Lindell Boulevard, where modern design flourished between World War II and the 1970s. The walk will run from the Chase Park Plaza Hotel to Vandeventer and back, so be prepared for serious walking.
See a free movie, take a free tour, get a little exercise, get a lot of knowledge… there are worse ways to spend a Sunday morning! Please do join us Sunday if you can. Michael is the brains of the outfit, I’ll be the “little song, little dance, a little seltzer down the pants.” It promises to be a good time.
Sorry to miss this one – it sounds great!
You know I’ll be there, Toby!
I am going to try to attend, as well. I am going to see if I can get a friend to come, as well.
What a great idea – I have always wanted to hear the story behind the design of the Chancery Building et al.
I wish I wasn’t busy on Sunday! I also wish I had discovered your blog sooner! (I’m moving away from STL in a few months).
I’m working Saturday night, but hoping I’ll get right to sleep so I can wake up in time for this.
Is someone documenting the tour? That might be good…?
Boogers! Under other circumstances, I would love to attend, but I have high hopes of visiting the farm this weekend to make up for missing Mother’s Day. (Last weekend, flash flooding closed not only the front and back ways to the farm, but also I-55. It was just a little bit nuts.)
Hi Toby – That sounds fantastic! Unfortunately, I have to go to Chicago this weekend for a family event. I’m my niece’s Confirmation sponsor so I am committed. Kudos to you and Michael and please let me know if you host another tour. – Michelle
I’ll be there, but I’ll be in zombie mode.