The Valley towns of San Benito (founded 1907) and Harlingen (1904) exhibit different architectural legacies. We begin with a driving tour of central San Benito and its architectural landmarks of the 1910s and ’20s, when the “reign of Spain” prevailed. We then proceed to Harlingen, where mid-century modern aficionados Michael Dailey and RGVmod founder Nydia Tapia-Gonzales will guide us through Laurel Park and other neighborhoods rich with houses by John York, Alan Taniguchi, Bowman Swanson Hiester, and William Baxter. Architects John Pearcy AIA and Meg Foster Jorn AIA will welcome us to examples of their rehabilitations of Harlingen landmarks.
We still have quite a few seats left on the tour bus to Harlingen and San Benito. This is a great opportunity to earn 8 more continuing education credits while enjoying the company of respected colleagues, exceptional architecture, fine Harlingen Cuisine, and refreshing beverages and snacks. If you are being audited for last year’s continuing education deficiencies, this is one fabulous way to earn many credits!
The tour will be led by Stephen Fox, Architectural Historian and a Fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas.