Lexington in the mid-20th century was in the middle of yet another revolution, this time not in war, but in design. Innovators in the fields of architecture, furniture and textile design called Lexington home as new, modern communities sprang forth to exemplify their new aesthetic.
Join us for three days of interactive lectures to learn more about how Lexington became home to nearly 300 Mid-Century Modern houses, how they were furnished, and how they are still being used and adapted today.
Wednesday, May 12, 7 PM
Mid-Century Modern Architecture and Furniture in Lexington
With Marsha Baker, Lexington Historical Society Board Member and Interpretation Committee Chair, and Stacey Fraser, Lexington Historical Society Collections and Outreach Manager
How did Lexington become home to nearly 300 Mid-Century Modern homes, many occupied by the very people involved in the design process? This lecture will introduce you to the history of Lexington's Mid-Century Modern revolution, and look closely at a chair in our collection designed, by Charles and Ray Eames and owned by Lexingtonians Elizabeth Whitman, an interior designer at The Architects Collaborative and Design Research, and her husband Robert, a professor of civil engineering at MIT.
Marsha Baker is a member of the Historical Society Board of Directors and is
Chair of the Interpretation Committee. Her most recent project has been the creation of Lexington by Foot and Phone, a series of walking tours the most recent of which is Mid-Century Modern Neighborhoods.