Another outside Raleigh note…well, actually, this is inside Raleigh…but it needs outside help. I belong to a local group that supports modern architecture…particularily the preservation of same. I was surprised to learn that this region has a huge number of modernist architecture. So much of the modernist movement was developed at our own NCSU. Incredibly, we don’t have a great record for preserving these architectural landmarks. I have included a post from George Smart who runs the Modernist Preservation movement. Please view www.trianglemodernisthouses.com website and prehaps sign the petition for this iconic example of the modern movement while there. If you are interested, also reference the Catalano house that was a part of our heritage and was destroyed. Does anyone know of other modern examples in the area?
Support Modernist Preservation:
Paschal House Petition: The heirs of Raleigh’s 1950 Paschal House, a masterpiece by early NCSU School of Design faculty member Jim Fitzgibbon, have solicited a proposal to deconstruct the house, so the clock is ticking on Raleigh’s most important endangered mid-century modern. Overpricing the property (as it has been for five years) keeps it vacant and vulnerable. You can help influence whether this iconic home is saved – or goes vanishes like the Catalano House did in 2001.Help save the long-empty and still-savable property through signing the petition here.