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Tucson Modernism Week: Video Sneak Peek

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Tucson Modernism captured the exuberance of the post-WWII era, and is defined by clean, simple lines and a casual informality. In the southern Arizona desert the movement has come to be defined as Sonoran Modern with the use of regional materials, adaptation to the desert climate and an emphasis on indoor/outdoor living. For more information on this annual event, typically happening in October, visit
 In the meantime, enjoy scenes from the 2013 Tucson Modernism Week, created by and presented by Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation. Follow the Event Website link on this page.
 Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation throughout the year the organizes special events and tours that highlight the unique architectural resources of Tucson and southern Arizona. These events provide opportunities to explore often inaccessible historic treasures and learn about the history and context that lead to the development of Tucson. If you are interested receiving notifications about upcoming events sign up.
 Photo: The former Western Savings and Loan building (1972 ) at 3480 East Broadway. The 10,000-square-foot building was designed by St. Louis architect Wenceslaus A. Sarmiento.