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Capital Area Preservation and NC Modernist Houses Co-Host “Mayberry Modernism”

NCMH’s George Smart will discuss North Carolina’s legacy of extraordinary Modernist houses, such as the recently demolished Paschal House in Raleigh.

George Smart

George Smart

Capital Area Preservation (CAP), Wake County’s non-profit historic preservation organization, along with North Carolina Modernist Houses (formerly Triangle Modernist Houses), will host “Mayberry Modernism: North Carolina’s Modernist Legacy,” a presentation by NCMH director George Smart, on Wednesday, August 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the new AIA NC Center for Architecture & Design, 14 East Peace Street in downtown Raleigh. The event is free and open to the public or $10 for architects who want continuing education credit.

“Mayberry Modernism” showcases North Carolina’s surprising collection of Modernist residences from the 1950s through today, many of which are in good shape but some of which are endangered or have been destroyed.

“CAP is delighted to partner with George Smart and NC Modernist Houses to bring this interesting and informative presentation to Raleigh,” said Gary Roth, CAP Executive Director. “Our commitment to preservation of the whole spectrum of Wake County’s historic architecture and George’s enthusiasm for the Modernist houses that are such a significant portion of that spectrum in Raleigh and Wake County is the perfect fit. Whether you are a Modernist house aficionado or if Modernist houses are totally new to you, I believe that you will enjoy and learn from George’s presentation.”

Founded in 1972, Capital Area Preservation is Wake County’s only countywide non-profit historic preservation organization. CAP’s mission is to advocate and invest in the preservation of historic resources as an essential element of Wake County’s growth. For more information, visit the CAP website at

For more information on “Mayberry Modernism: North Carolina’s Modernist Legacy,” go to and click on “Speaking.”


Triangle Modernist Houses Raleigh NCAbout North Carolina Modernist Houses:
NCMH, which changes its name from Triangle Modernist Houses as of July 25, is a 501C3 nonprofit organization. Established in 2007, NCMH has become the largest open digital archive of Modernist residential architecture in the nation. The award-winning organization is dedicated to the documentation, preservation, and promotion of North Carolina Modernist residential design. NCMH also hosts popular Modernist house tours several times a year, giving the public access to the state’s most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours raise awareness and help preserve these “livable works of art” for future generations. For more information:


August 7, 2013 5:30 PM
August 7, 2013 6:30 PM
AIANC Center for Architecture & Design
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14 East Peace Street, Raleigh, NC, United States, 27604
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