More Mad Men Modern: A Second Look at Norwalk’s Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 from 12:30pm to 5:30pm


More Mad Men Modern, the ninth annual Living History Tour conducted by the Norwalk Preservation Trust. Last year, our Mad Men Modern tour gave its participants an inside look at the Modernist movement in architecture as it played out in Norwalk.

The event was such a success that we decided to continue the theme with the all-new More Mad Men Modern in 2019, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus School of Design by Walter Gropius. HouseGropius left Germany in 1934, and led the Department of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design from 1938 to 1952.

This year’s tour will look even more closely at the architectural movement that launched a new, forward-looking aesthetic. It will include a house in Village Creek by Edgar Tafel, an associate of Frank Lloyd Wright who worked on Fallingwater, Wingspread, and other monuments. The owners will share some of Tafel’s original drawings of their home. The itinerary will also feature Norwalk projects designed by Eliot Noyes and John M. Johansen, members of the "Harvard Five" group of modernist architects.

Tour attendees will travel in comfortable buses and enjoy a reception at the conclusion of the tour. Purchase your tickets in advance by clicking on the link below:

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Space is limited. You can register today by clicking on the above link. Tickets are $60 until September 8 (two weeks before the event), and $70 after that date, so act now to reserve your place.

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