The Moonlight Mid Mod Bus Tour – Part 2
MaryMargaret showed us the block screens surrounding the building. She was kind enough to mention VVV and the various posts that weâ€™ve done in the past regarding Decorative Block Sun Screens,Â and hereÂ Â and here that were ubiquitous of the architectural design in Mid Century Modernism.
Iâ€™ve collected pictures so far of 37 different designs, and keep threatening to create a post showing all of them at once. Iâ€™m threatening to do once again. Iâ€™ll eventually get around to it.
One of the interesting things that MM mentioned was that they were first created by a man named
Block STONE! Thatâ€™s why theyâ€™re called â€œstone screensâ€. Iâ€™ve always called them decorative block, since I didnâ€™t know there was anyone to give credit to. (Thanks MM for setting the record straight in the comments)
Iâ€™ve only ever found one source on line for them, from a company out of Orlando Florida. A-1 Block Service
Lowes Depot only carries 2 very simple designs which I mentioned in one of the previous posts. I think thereâ€™s enough interest in Mid Mod now that some entrepreneurial soul could start a little backyard business designing new patterns and reproducing the old ones.