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The Silver State Celebrates MCM Style

You gotta love it.  Today is MCM Day in Nevada.  As part of its 150th Anniversary of Statehood celebration, the Nevada Assembly passed a resolution that declared May 20, 2014 as Mid-Century Modern Day.  You can’t help but appreciate an entire state that honors the MCM aesthetic.

Somehow, when I think of Nevada, I don’t conjure up thoughts of a Mid-Century Modern lifestyle.  I think of silver mining, gambling, cowboys, and desert.  This celebration is a good reminder to us all that Nevada is so much more than the stereotype that comes to mind.

As part of the MCM celebration, the Historic Reno Preservation Society is hosting a Mid-Century Modern Walking Tour today.  Beginning at 3 p.m. highlights of tour will include interior visits to the downtown library (which is on the National Register), both the ‘old’ and ‘new’ city halls, and the Pioneer Center.  Other examples of Mid-Century architecture, including the futuristic ‘50s Googie style, will also be evident to the mindful tour participant.

Happy birthday, Nevada; and congratulations on your excellent judgment in declaring today as Mid-Century Modern Day throughout the Silver State!

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