Montgomery Modern Bus Tour
This tour -- led by preservation planner, author, and architectural historian Clare Lise Kelly -- will explore the Montgomery County work of Cohen, Haft & Associates, a leading modernist architecture firm in the Washington, DC area, distinguished for designs integrated with their natural settings, including Sumner Village, Whitehall Apartments, B’nai Israel Congregation, and Paint Branch Unitarian Church. Founded in 1958 by architects Jack Cohen and Leonard Haft–and later known as Cohen and Haft, Holtz, Kerxton, Karabekir & Associates –the award-winning firm designed more than 200,000 housing units within the region during an 18-year period.
On the tour itinerary are the contemporary houses of The Hilltop (1967) on Seven Locks Road and Potowmack Preserve (1970) in Potomac, MD; as well as Rockville’s Charles E Smith Community Service Center campus (1969), which includes the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Jewish Social Services Agency and Hebrew Home for the Aged. The tour will conclude with a reception.
Bus pickup and drop-off at the Bender Jewish Community Center | 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD -- Directions
$50 per person.
Advanced registration required online.
A program of AIA Potomac Valley, Docomomo-US National Tour Day, and the Montgomery County Planning Department in partnership with the Bender JCC of Greater Washington.