Members are invited to login and join architect and historian Alan Hess as he shares discoveries from his newest book (with Michael Murphy), Googie Modern: Architectural Drawings of Armet Davis Newlove.
Explore the mid-century time capsule that is Havana through the eyes of photographer Josh Silber via this SCA Event recording. During its heyday, Havana was a resort city rivaling Miami Beach or Las Vegas and an important commercial hub for the Americas.
Wednesday, October 19 at 8:00pm EDT. Photographer and cultural historian John Margolies called himself an “architectural undertaker,” traversing the country to make pristine photographic record of our gas stations, motels, diners, movie houses and more. Join two of Margolie’s journalist friends, Ellen Warren and Margaret Engel, as they share some of his important finds and oddities
On Tuesday, September 13 Preservation Houston and author, architecture critic and professor Mark Lamster for an online program exploring the story of the House of the Century and how this unique building might be saved. A Q&A with Lamster followed the presentation.
Saturday, October 8 from 11:00am to 1:00pm EDT, we invite you to Join Michael Hirsch, President of the Board, Society for Commercial Archeology, for an in-person tour of Whitehall Mall in Fullerton, PA, a “shopping gem of the golden era.” Plus, with optional diner stop after the tour!
SCA Secretary, Irene L., and Curator of the Alexander Architectural Archives, Beth D., discuss personal collections focused on documenting the American roadside. This presentation discusses proper care, the process of donating or selling collections, and what you can do to facilitate the process.
Our marvelous mid-century weekend across four of the five boroughs of New York (sorry, Staten Island, Google rerouted us away from the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge), sponsored by the Society for Commercial Archeology was a huge success. 3 beautiful days of food, drink, guided tours and fun galore in the company of 60+ roadside aficionados.