This year’s Montgomery Modern bus tour explores the Montgomery County work of Deigert and Yerkes, a leading modernist architecture firm in the Washington, D.C., area, best known for the National Arboretum Administration Building in Washington. Operating from 1947 to 1967, the partnership of Robert Campbell Deigert and David Norton Yerkes, created distinctive designs with variety in materials and textures, surprising angles, and contrasting spaces. Led by Montgomery Modern author Clare Lise Kelly, the tour will include the rustic modern houses of Tulip Hill (1950-55) and Oak Spring (1966), lunch at Primary Day School (1955, pictured above), and a concluding reception at Pietro Belluschi’s Cedar Lane Unitarian Church (1958). The tour will be held Oct. 8 and will run from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Presented by the Montgomery County Planning Department, the tour is offered in partnership with Docomomo-DC and AIA-Potomac Valley. Bus pickup and drop off will be at the Grosvenor Metro Kiss and Ride. Please find more information at www.montgomeryplanning.org/montgomerymodern.