The Loewenstein Legacy

October 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

Photo by Patrick Lee Lucas

On October 10-13, the Loewenstein Legacy Modernism Tour and Symposium took place in Greensboro, raising money for the Edward Loewenstein Graduate Award at UNCG. This event was kicked off with lectures from Dr. Sandy Isenstadt looking at Modernism on the National Scene, as well as, Cynthia de Miranda talking about North Carolina Modernism on the National Stage. Isenstadt talked about how modernism evolved at a national level, while de Miranda showed how the modernist movement affected the architecture in North Carolina.

The second day brought modernism to the city scale, discussing the architecture specifically in Greensboro.  This began with lectures from Dr. Patrick Lee Lucas and Sally Shader Warther discussing Modernism in Greensboro.  The symposium ended with a walking tour of downtown Greensboro led by Karyn Judd Reilly and Patrick Lee Lucas.

Photo by Patrick Lee Lucas

On the weekend, the modernism tour provided the opportunity for participants to walk through nine houses. The houses include seven properties designed by Loewenstein himself – the Frances and Edward Loewenstein Residence, Katherine and Sidney Stern Residence, Martha and Wilbur Carter Jr. Residence, Evelyn and John Hyman Residence, Edythe and Herman Davidson Residence, Mabel and John Hiatt Residence, and the Joanne and Wayne Davis Residence. The remaining two properties showed how Loewenstein influenced modernism in Greensboro.  These homes are: Lodean and Alexander Spears Residence designed by Sylvester Damianos, and Fannie and Charles Fountain Residence designed by Gerard Gray.

During this event, there was a launch of a catalog celebrating the residential work of Edward Loewenstein, architect and community leader.  To see more pictures of the homes, please check out their website http://modernismathome.wordpress.com/page/4/.

Contributed by Lauren Postlmayr, [3rd] year Graduate student

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