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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 07:42 AM

'Mid-Mod Quincy' Highlights Midcentury Modern Masterpieces

Quincy, Illinois, is an architectural gold mine. According to local architect Tony Crane, the city on the Mississippi River is home to a collection of well-documented and well-maintained structures that date back to the 1880s.

“You can drive down Main Street and look at the various styles as they go through time,” he told St. Louis on the Air.

Now a new self-guided driving tour promoted by visitors bureau SeeQuincy highlights the city’s trove of midcentury modern designs. Holly Cain, SeeQuincy executive director, detailed the new guide on Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air.

“This is now our eighth driving tour. Some of the [mid-century modern offerings were] represented in our architectural tour, but as we kept driving around, there's so many more,” she said. “And I think mid-mod is something really coming back these days. You know, the clean lines, single level, open-concept footprint.”

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/show/st-louis-on-the-air/2020-10-29/mid-mod-quincy-highlights-mid-century-modern-masterpieces

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