PreserveCast Ep. 42: Montgomery Modern: What’s the Future for Mid-Century Modern Architecture?

October 23, 2017

When does history end? For some, like today’s guest Clare Lise Kelly, it might be closer to the present than you think. Clare is an architectural historian here in Maryland whose focus is the preservation of mid-century modern architecture from the 1950s and 60s. She literally wrote the book Montgomery Modern, focused on the architecture of Montgomery County, northwest of Washington D.C. From the future of office parks to Frank Lloyd Wright, there’s a lot to cover before we have to say so long. This is PreserveCast.

Here's a link to learn more about Clare's work with Montgomery County, MD, plus information on how to buy her book: (

And in case you missed it, you may want to check out our previous episode with Atul Sharma of the Montgomery Planning Department on Self Driving Cars.

CORRECTION: At around the 24:00 minute mark, Clare mentions an example of a building with a successfully fully restored facade. She said the Seagram Building, but was actually intending to reference the Lever House.