Mid Mod Marvels:
A Celebration of Mid Century Modern Architecture and Design
The event will highlight a number of historic neighborhoods and businesses whose architecture was designed by or influenced by midcentury modern designs, including the work of architects Wayne McAllister (El Cortez and Fremont Hotels), William Krisel (Paradise Palms), Paul Revere Williams (Berkley Square, La Concha) and Welton Beckett (McCarran Airport) as well as local architects like Walter Zick, Harris Sharp, Hugh Taylor and others.
MidMod Marvels is an opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in a design era that has, in recent years, resurfaced in popular culture. Tapping into this current trend and linking it to its historical roots in
The weekend’s schedule of events is below. Tickets for the entire weekend and for individual events are available at www.adas-lv.com.
Friday, October 22nd The Morelli House 861 E. Bridger Ave.
5:30 pm—“Living the MidMod Lifestyle” Party: Featuring music from the era, food, drinks, and a history of the Morelli House and its place in mid-century modern Las Vegas, presented by visiting architect and author Alan Hess. Co-hosted by the Junior League of
Saturday, October 23rd
1: 00 pm—Mid-Century Modern Architecture, Design and Las Vegas
Panelists include Alan Hess, architect William Krisel, Chris Nichols and Dr. Robert Tracy talking about the influence of architects such as Welton Beckett, Wayne McAllister and Paul Revere Williams on local architects such as Walter Zick, Harris Sharp, Hugh Taylor and the influence of Mid-Century design on Las Vegas.
3:00 PM–A Look Back at the Las Vegas News Bureau:
The Las Vegas News Bureau helped put Las Vegas on the map in the Mid-Century Modern era. The photographers captured not only the stars of the era but also the buildings and hotels of the era, most of which are gone or altered way beyond their original design. Panelists will include: former News Bureau manager, Don Payne.
6:30 PM—Film Screeening: The Las Vegas premiere of William Krisel, Architect, including a question and answer session with Mr. Krisel, the co-designer of Paradise Palms, moderated by Alan Hess.
Sunday, October 24th Narrated Bus Tour will depart from the
12PM—Narrated Bus Tour: A neighborhood tour of the midcentury modern architecture of
3 Day Event Pass
|Friday Evening’s Reception
|All Saturday’s Events
|Sunday Bus Tour
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