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A Photographic Tour of Cape Cod's Modern Gems ...

DATE: Sunday, October 16, 2022
TIME: 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm
LOCATION: Newcomb Hollow Beach parking | Wellfleet, MA
$40 per person 
PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited to 25. Car-pooling is necessary as there is only room for seven cars in the parking lot. Covid vaccinations are required.

Tour of Restored Mid-Century Modernist Houses by Peter McMahon, Founding Director of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust. 
This is an unique opportunity for members of the Cornell Club of Cape Cod! We will meet at noon in the Newcomb Hollow Beach parking lot in Wellfleet. Led by Peter McMahon, we’ll proceed to one of the houses for a brief presentation and then a tour of three homes, beautifully restored by the Cape Cod Modern House Trust.

Starting in the late 1930s, the Outer Cape attracted some of the prime movers of modern architecture, including Bauhaus luminaries as well as self-taught American design-builders. This group made homes for themselves in the splendid isolation of the remote peninsula, creating a vibrant creative community. Some of these houses were eventually abandoned and ownership was taken over by the Park Service. In 2007, the Cape Cod Modern House Trust was incorporated to archive, restore, and celebrate these exquisite examples of the outer Cape’s outstanding modern architecture and the creative culture that surrounded it. The lecture and tour explores the history of three homes, and the current efforts to revive and reimagine this legacy.

Peter McMahon’s design practice, PM Design, focuses on sustainable, modern architecture and restoration of mid-20th century buildings. Director of the Trust, he has co-authored, along with Christine Cipriani, the book Cape Cod Modern: Mid-Century Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape. Signed copies will be available for purchase. For more information on the Trust, go to https://ccmht.org/

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