The Chapel Hill Historical Society
Mayberry Modernism: North Carolina's Modernist Legacy
A Talk by George Smart
Presentation and Reception
Sunday, April 24, 2016 3:00 PM
North Carolina Botanical Garden Auditorium
100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC
Co-sponsored by The North Carolina Botanical Garden, with the support of the RED Collective, the Kings Mill-Morgan Creek Neighborhood, and Barb Thomas and Patrick Mortell.
George Smart recounts the beginnings of the North Carolina Modernist movement, shows the key differences between Modernist and contemporary architecture, and describes architects and influences. North Carolina Modernist Houses documents the state's gems in a digital archive and helps to preserve those which are endangered. Smart is the son of a Raleigh architect and a radio personality on WPTF. He worked as a management consultant and executive coach before 2007. At that time, his interest in architecture grew from a Google search to a list, a website, tours, trips, dinners, movies, and design community networking. He is the founder and executive director for North Carolina Modernist Houses.
Photo: Van Wyck house, HIghland Woods, Chapel Hill. From NCMH Archives.