Our Mission

MCM in Harlingen, Texas

PROMOTE, RESTORE and PROTECT the MODERN ARCHITECTURE of the RIO GRANDE VALLEY

RGVMod = Rio Grande Valley Modern

This website is dedicated to sharing a passion for the mid-century modern architecture of the Rio Grande Valley and Northern Mexico with the goal of inspiring the restoration and preservation of this incredible architectural legacy.

The focus is to produce and showcase an online catalog of  modern buildings of the late 1940s through the early 1970s.

We invite historians, architects, designers, students and those into preservation to be a part of RGVMOD, so we can fully and truly showcase our mid century architectural legacy.

One of our main goals is to connect municipalities, architects and designers with home owners, and to foster  conversation about the preservation of these historical buildings – public, commercial or private – by promoting the study of this movement. Restoration and remodeling projects cannot begin without proper research , conversation, and outreach.

Architect portfolios will be showcased to  promote the  interaction with others: we want to start the conversation and remove all taboos and fears about remodeling these historical buildings, and why not, even build new ones inspired by this movement.

There is a world wide movement geared toward the preservation of modern architecture, and the Valley will  not stay behind. We invite you to contact us if you have questions or would like more information about this particular architecture.

The Harlingen modern home designed by John G. York in 1949 featured here is what inspired us to share our passion for modern architecture. We invite you to be a part of this effort.

 

S. Parkwood Home in 1950

S. Parkwood Home in 1950

S. Parkwood House 2015

S. Parkwood House 2015

Living Room 2015

Living Room 2015

View from the Outside Looking in to the Living Room

View from the Outside Looking into the Living Room

Backyard 2016

Backyard 2016

View of the Backyard from Across the Arroyo Colorado

View of the Backyard from Across the Arroyo Colorado

Living Room 2016

Living Room 2016

Nydia

Nydia Tapia – Gonzales RGVMOD Publisher

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