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Montgomery Modern Bike Tour

Oct 11, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

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A bike tour of mid-century modern architecture and subdivisions in Montgomery County will follow Rock Creek Park trail and contrast the work of two leading mid-century architects. The tour, which includes lunch and interior visits, is presented by the Montgomery County Planning Department’s Historic Preservation Office, in partnership with AIA Potomac Valley. This is a Docomomo Tour Day event, sponsored by Docomomo-DC.

In the morning we will visit homes in the subdivisions of Hammond Hill and Hammond Wood, and Rock Creek Woods, designed by Charles Goodman, FAIA. After a boxed lunch, we will bike to North Chevy Chase Christian Church and North Chevy Chase Pool Bathhouse, the work of John Samperton, AIA.

Charles H. Goodman's Hammond Hill Residence, 1949

Charles H. Goodman’s Hammond Hill Residence, 1949

North Chevy Chase Christian

North Chevy Chase Christian Church

This tour is for intermediate riders, at a slow to moderate pace, with moderate hills, and some traffic possible. Distance traveled will be 13.5 miles, which includes the 6 mile ride from the end of the tour back to the starting point.

Bring your own bicycle in working order, and a water bottle. No drop policy. Riders must wear helmets. Please follow all local parking signs and regulations for parking your car for the duration of the tour. We will meet on the green in front of Newport Middle School. Inform organizers if you need assistance transporting your bike to back to starting point. Provide email and cell phone for weather cancellation. Limit 25 participants.

AIA CES Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key elements of the mid-century modern movement and discuss the historic preservation challenges now facing buildings of the mid-century modern movement including adaptations to accommodate accessibility, egress, and life safety measures
  • Compare and contrast the works of two leading architects and their approaches to 1950s modernism
  • Discuss issues of compatibility and meeting the requirements of present-day construction codes in building new additions to mid-century buildings while retaining historic architectural character
  • Identify the relationship of the natural environment and local building material of modern movement buildings, including daylighting & physical orientation




Oct 11, 2014
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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AIA Potomac Valley


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Kensington, MD 20895 United States
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