22 October 2012

A Message from Paho Mann

Hello UNT photography students and alumni,

I am organizing a photographic project in collaboration with the city of Denton looking at mid century modern architecture in Denton.  The project will culminate in an exhibition held at UNT on the square. I’m looking for students interested in working collaboratively to photograph and investigate this topic over the next semester and a half.  Projects can range from students personal interest in place, the cultural geography of the neighborhoods built in the 1940s and 50s, investigations of important or exemplary architecture from the 1940s and 50s and any other relevant ideas we come up with.

The city is very excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with all of you and this will be an excellent opportunity to participate in a show that will be supported and funded through the city of Denton. 

I would like to hold an organizational meeting this coming Friday October 26 at 1 PM. We will meet in The Oak St., Hall classrooms. Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions.

From the City:

The City’s Historic Resource Survey was completed in 1996.  This proposal is to update the 1996 survey to identify additional resources which have become eligible for inclusion in the survey since that time.  The City will use volunteers to conduct the field work which will include taking photos of sites/buildings and completing a checklist identifying pertinent features of each structure.  The current Historic Resource Survey, having a time frame which ends in 1945, does not include those structures/buildings which represent the post World War II (WWII) era up to and including 1960.  The city has tentatively identified approximately ±3,000 properties which may be included in the update of the survey.  This phase of the survey will involve approximately 600 site. The project will be funded by a grant from the Texas Historical Commission and the National Parks Service/Department of the Interior.

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