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Preservation Austin is celebrating all things '60s with the 22nd annual mid-century modern homes tour, taking place on April 5 from 10 am to 4 pm. The tour, called “Austin 1964!” features five homes from architects Arthur Fehr, Herbert Crume, Roland Roessner and Harwell Hamilton Harris and R. Earl Dillard.

The tour is more than just an education in mid-century architecture. For Preservation Austin, the hope is by exposing Austinites to these architectural gems, the organization can motivate the city to preserve them in the face of overwhelming development.

“We continue to lose these beautiful homes and neighborhood character from the increasing tear-downs. Just like with other important architectural styles, we must work to ensure the preservation of significant Mid-Century Modern properties to tell the complete story of Austin’s unique history," said Homes Tour Chair Danette Chimenti.

 grill design by Jan Sotelo, modern design+build | photo Paul Bardagjy

grill design by Jan Sotelo, modern design+build | photo Paul Bardagjy