Mid-Century Modern Home Tour
GAINESVILLE - Five homeowners welcomed hundreds of complete strangers into their homes today with a mission: to preserve historical homes and buildings in Gainesville.
The UF Historic Preservation Organization hosted this 'Mid-Century Modern Home Tour' with hopes of raising awareness and to highlight the appreciation of homes and other buildings constructed during the 1950's and 1960's.
The five homes in the tour presented different types of mid-century modern architecture, each one emitting an "old florida" feel - "I don't think anybody's ever come into this house and not immediately commented on the architecture and then of course the other aspects of it, which really echo old Florida, the trees the pond and the plants around here."
UF students from the College of Design, Construction and Planning used a 360 degree room scanner to examine the architecture of one of the houses so they could apply its design to future projects.
Around 300 people took the tour and the proceeds from the event will benefit the Alachua County Habitat for Humanity and the UF Historic Preservation Program.
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