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Lido Shores Tour Day for the Cleveland Museum of Art

April 28, 2016: SAF led a tour of two important modernist homes in Lido Shores for the Cleveland Museum of Art Womens Council members. The Umbrella House was designed by architect Paul Rudolph in 1953 and restored in 2015 by Hall Architects. The Don Chapell House was designed by Don Chapell in 2000.

Sarasota: Architectural Mecca

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) will host the Frank Lloyd Wright Building SAF Sarasota Modern Tour for Wright Building ConservancyConservancy (FLWBC) on Sunday, February 17, 2013, for a 

tour of select Sarasota midcentury modern buildings. The Conservancy is made up of experts 

and fans of architecture from around the country and abroad. Conservancy Communications 

and Events Manager Jeffrey Levine asked SAF to arrange a tour because “Our members want 

to see firsthand what makes Sarasota such a mecca for modern architecture.”

The tour will include four homes by Sarasota architects including Tim Siebert’s Hiss Studio, Paul Rudolph’s Harkavy House and Ralph Twitchell’s Rae Residence. The group will have lunch at the Putterman House on Lido Shores designed by Carl Abbott, a former student of Paul Rudolph and visit the Paul Rudolph Addition at Sarasota High School. Abbott and Siebert will greet the guests, and Sarasota architects Greg Hall, Joe King and Jonathan Parks will provide background on Sarasota School of Architecture movement.

Janet Minker, president of SAF said, “We are thrilled to host this prestigious group. The Conservancy’s visit is a great example of the high value placed on Sarasota’s architectural heritage in our tourism industry.”

On Friday, February 15, there will be an evening reception for the Conservancy and SAF board members Dan Snyder and Christopher Wilson at Paul Rudolph’s Umbrella House, described by Architectural Digest as “One of the five most remarkable houses of the mid-twentieth century”.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, an international preservation organization, 
is based in Chicago. Founded in 1989, its mission is to facilitate the preservation and 
of the remaining Wright-designed structures. Visit

Founded in 2003, SAF’s mission is to preserve Sarasota’s midcentury modern architecture. Visit For more information, contact Dan Snyder,
Photos from top: Harkavy House, Hiss Studio, Putterman Residence, Sarasota High School Rudolph Addition, Rae Residence.

Garden House Tour

SAF - Garden House Tour January 26, 2013January 26, 2013
1 – 3 pm
1640 Wisconsin Lane, Sarasota, FL
Tour this 1960 mid-century modern home, a renovation collaboration between architect Gregory Hall, AIA and landscape architect and homeowner Dane Spencer, ASLA. Featuring talks by project architect and landscape architect. Complimentary refreshments.

Suggested Donations go to the SAF – Paul Rudolph Scholarship Fund
SAF Members $15
Non-Members $20two AIA continuing education units
Student with ID $5

Advance reservations strongly advised

1 AIA LU/SD available through the Florida AIA Gulf Coast Chapter – sign-up at event.

Questions 941-364-2199,
NOTE: There is no parking on Wisconsin Lane – on-street parking is available one block away.
Photo © Greg Wilson
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