Our Mission

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PROMOTE, RESTORE and PROTECT our

MODERN TROPICAL BORDER

RGVMod = Rio Grande Valley Modern

Because it is Time to Pay Attention to the Post War Modern Architecture of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

Historians, architects, designers, students and those into preservation are invited to be a part of RGVMOD to truly showcase our mid-century architectural legacy.

 

Our main goal is to connect municipalities, architects, and designers with homeowners, 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 should not begin without proper research, conversation, and outreach.

We want to start the conversation and remove all taboos and fears about remodeling these historically significant and pretty cool houses, and why not, even build new ones inspired by the modern era.

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

I proudly serve as a board member of Preservation Texas representing the South Texas region. We could assist with restoration and rehabilitation research and guidance. Become a member today and support the preservation of our state’s architectural legacy.

Our Harlingen modern home designed by John G. York in 1949 featured here is what inspired my husband Lupe Gonzales and I 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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