Milestones in the Community
- In 1977, the recent past begins to become a preservation issue, eventually the Society for Commercial Archeology (SCA) primarily based in Boston shows the way to document recent past landmarks.
- In January 1977, David Gebhard and Robert Winter write A Guide to Architecture in Los Angeles & Southern California. The book is later amended with editions in 1985, 1994 and 2003 that includes the ever increasing list of Modern architecture landmarks.
- In 1981, SCA hosts a session at the National Trust for Historic Preservation annual meeting in New York, The Future of the Recent Past, along with a tour in Miami’s Art Deco District.
- In 1981 The Museum of Neon Art (MONA) is founded to save historic kinetic neon signs in Los Angeles.
Some of the other groups and/or individuals inspired by or whose work either piggybacked on the efforts of ModCom or worked in tandem in order to educate the general public about MCM Preservation include:
- Alan Hess www.alanhess.net
- American Institute of Architects Los Angeles www.aialosangeles.org/
- Art Deco Society www.adsla.org
- DaCamera Society has included concerts in MidMod landmarks by Ray Kappe, John Lautner and others. http://dacamera.org/
- Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy savewright.org or www.hollyhockhouse.net
- Great Autos www.greatautos.org
- MAK Center for Art and Architecture www.makcenter.org
- PS ModCom www.psmodcom.org
- Recent Past Preservation Network www.recentpast.org
- SHAG www.shag.com