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As I wrote in October's Governing, mid-century modernism is turning 50. That means a slew of ranch houses, boxy glass office buildings and mimimalist concrete monuments are becoming eligible for historic landmark status.
Is this stuff worth preserving? Does it matter that 50s styles were simple and spare and inspired cheap knockoffs? Does it matter that there's tons of 50s architecture all over the country? Does it matter if you remember when modernism was new? Sound off by clicking on "Comments" below.
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