Valley Tour of Modern Homes with Houston Mod

Join Rio Grande Valley Modern (RGVMod) and Houston Mod for two days of architectural touring in Texas’ Lower Río Grande Valley on Friday, January 29th and Saturday, January 30th, 2016.

We will visit sites in Harlingen and Brownsville associated with one of the outstanding chapters in the history of mid-twentieth-century modern design in Texas.

On Friday, January 29th, we will tour public buildings and private houses designed by Harlingen’s foremost modern architects, John G. York (1914-1980) and Alan Y. Taniguchi (1922-1998). We will have the opportunity to tour Laurel Park, Harlingen’s Modern Tropical Paradise neighborhood, where many of York’s and Taniguchi’s houses are clustered.

On Saturday, January 30th, we will spend the day in Brownsville, which possesses a fascinating array of public building complexes and private houses that still exude the energy, enthusiasm, and optimism of mid-century modern architecture. Brownsville’s modern tropical paradise neighborhood, Río Viejo, luxuriant resacas, and historic downtown still frame this buoyant architecture.

Nydia Tapia-Gonzales of Harlingen, founder of RGVMod; Peter L. Goodman, downtown district manager for the City of Brownsville; and Houston Master Mod Stephen Fox will lead the tour.

Parkwood house 2


Friday, January 29th, 1:30 PM depart Courtyard Harlingen. 5:00 PM reception.

Saturday, January 30th, 8:30 AM depart Courtyard Harlingen for Rancho Viejo and Brownsville. 5:00 PM reception.

Purchase Tickets here


To book a room at the Marriott Courtyard Harlingen at a discounted rate of $85 + 13% tax email with your name, contact information, number of rooms, number of occupants per room, and single or double bed preference.

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE.  Space is limited so reserve your seat now. You will absolutely enjoy this tour! We guarantee it. 🙂

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