Though there are excellent examples of Victorian and early 20th century architecture in Modesto, the city is best known for its collection of Modernist buildings and landscapes. From the late 1920s to the early 1970s, local, regional, and nationally well known architects and landscape architects including Christopher Alexander, Anshen and Allen, John Funk, Joseph Escherick, Thomas Church, Lawrence Halprin, Frank Lloyd Wright, William Wurster, and many others designed for the people of Modesto. Watch the video below for an introduction to Modesto Modernism, then download a guide and take a tour of some of the great mid 20th century architecture in California.
Modesto Modernist Posters
Modesto Architecture Guides
Modesto Art Museum Galleries
Flickr Photo Group of Modesto Architecture
Modesto Art Museum on Historypin: See historic dynamic photographs of old Modesto
Public Art in Modesto
Modesto Modernism Movie and viewing guide