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Gainesville Modern’s “A Tour from Home” video launched November 18th, 2021

By: Gainesville Modern

Date: November 18th, 2021

Gainesville Modern is excited to announce the official launch of our first ever film. The 47 minute film “A Tour From Home” puts a virtual spin on our popular Mid-Century Modern home tours.

The video is now free and is available to be watched here. Gainesville Modern “A Tour From Home.”

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Gainesville Modern has partnered with WUFT

WUFT Greater Good

Gainesville Modern has partnered with WUFT and their Greater Good series highlighting nonprofit organizations working in North Central Florida. The premiere is tonight, April 29th at 8:30 PM on WUFT-TV.

Past President Jenn Garrett and Treasure Mike Hastings discuss the history of Gainesville Modern, the popular Mid-Century Modern Home Tour and their latest project – a virtual tour of 7 area homes with interviews of their owners “A Tour From Home.”

Gainesville Modern celebrates city’s mid-century boom

By McKenna Beery / Correspondent

Posted Mar 21, 2019, at 6:33 PM

Marty Hylton doesn’t think a growing city means replacing all historic buildings, rather celebrating them and reusing them to meet new needs.

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Morris Hylton III: Modern buildings show Gainesville’s spirit of innovation

By Morris Hylton III / Special to The Sun Posted at 2:00 AM

From the screen-clad Federal Courthouse and Post Office to the contemporary modern buildings being erected at Innovation Square, Gainesville has a tradition of design creativity that spans from the postwar era to today.

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Opening Doors to a Past Era Gainesville Modern /ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
Written by Monica Humpries

Colista Swartz remembers biking past a house with a bright orange front door every day in college at the University of Florida. Thirty years later, she stepped inside the house because of Gainesville Modern. “I finally got to see all the little secrets that you could only imagine from the road,” Swartz, 50, said.

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Morris Hylton III: Celebrate Gainesville’s architectural heritage
By Morris Hylton III / Special to The Sun

Posted Feb 8, 2019, at 12:01 AM Updated Feb 8, 2019, at 2:25 PM

Every city has a period of time that defines its built environment and architectural character. For Gainesville, that moment was the mid-20th century

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Destroying History: The Demolition of St. Michaels Church
By Morris Hylton III

Posted: Feb 11th, 2019 at 12:01 AM

Updated Feb. 8th, 2019

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church opened 43 years ago on Christmas Eve. Located at the corner of Northwest 23rd Avenue and 43rd Street, many Gainesville residents knew the church from worshiping there, listening to concerts in the acoustically superior sanctuary,

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St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Demolition Underway in Gainesville
By Morris Hylton III

Posted: Feb 11th, 2019 at 12:01 AM

Updated Feb. 8th, 2019

The fate of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in NW Gainesville was undecided since it last closed its doors in 2016. Now the church is being torn down ahead of a meeting that have discussed it preservation.,

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Gainesvill’s Historic Preservation Board Wants to Save St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
By Karly Wallance

Posted: November 19, 2018 in Developement

Since the St. Michael’s Episcopal Church closed in 2013, developers have been eager to raze the structure and build on the land. Gainesville’s Historic Preservation Board however, may add the building to the Local Register for Historic Places and rescue it from demolition.

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