16998249_1457370090960337_6680160985828213430_nMid-Century Modern Waco Tour: Elizabeth Porterfield (Hicks & Company Senior Architectural Historian) and Sara Luduena (Texas Historical Commission) hosted a guided tour of mid-century modern architecture in Waco for the 2017 Preservation Texas Summit in February. As board members of Mid Tex Mod, the regional chapter of DOCOMOMO US, Elizabeth and Sara organized and led the tour that highlighted a number of significant commercial, institutional, and residential mid-century modern buildings designed from the 1950s through the early 1970s. Architect Stan Love joined the tour to discuss his renovation of three mid-century modern residences designed by prominent Waco architect Robert S. Bennett, Sr. Rabbi Laura Schwartz Harari provided a fascinating tour through the remarkable Temple Rodef Sholom, designed in 1961 and inspired in part by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian designs. Participants also toured the 1962 Waco-McLennan County Public Library and the 1972 Texas Life Insurance Building for a look at some of the iconic mid-century modern interior furnishings. Mid Tex Mod and DOCOMOMO US promote the study, interpretation, and protection of architecture and design of the Modern Movement. http://www.docomomo-us.org/ http://www.midtexmod.org/