Landslide2008: Marvels of Modernism


World's Fair

Photo © Debra Bloomfield

Show Your Support

Recent and proposed changes to Parkmerced illustrate the current management’s lack of understanding of the communities’ planning and landscape architecture significance. It is important that the owners— Parkmerced Investors LLP, along with Stellar Management and Alliance Residential Company, and San Francisco State University—are fully aware of the historic value of the Church-designed landscape at Parkmerced.

To submit a letter of support or for more information, contact:

Aaron Goodman
Parkmerced Residents Organization
P.O. Box 27609
San Francisco, CA 94127-0609
(415) 267-3961


Get Involved

Docomomo Northern California is dedicated to raising awareness of the Modern Movement's rich legacy in the Bay Area and throughout Northern California and relies on the support of volunteers to document sites like Parkmerced. Such documentation is not only significant for raising awareness of the site, but could also be the potential first step in nominating the site to local or national historic registers. Those interested in getting involved in such projects should contact the Docomomo Northern California.

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List of Marvels

Boston City Hall Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts

Estates Drive Reservoir
Oakland, California

Heritage Plaza
Heritage Park
Fort Worth, Texas

Kaiser Roof Garden
Kaiser Center
Oakland, California

Lake Elizabeth
Allegheny Commons
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Manhattan Square Park
Rochester, New York

Mill Creek Canyon

Kent, Washington

Miller Garden
Columbus, Indiana

El Monte
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

Pacific Science
Center Courtyard

Seattle, Washington

San Francisco, California

Peavey Plaza
Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

education partners
Garden DesignGeorge Eastman House
Additional Sponsors

American Society of Landscape Architects’ Indiana, Pennsylvania/Delaware, Minnesota, Northern California, Texas, Upstate New York, and Washington Chapters • Astorino • Charles Butt • Design Within Reach • Topher Delaney • Sandy Donnell & Justin Faggioli • Fathom • Tom Fox • Hillman Foundation • Indianapolis Museum of Art • Lorraine Osmundson • Richard T. Murphy • National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Northeast, Southwest, and Western Offices- with funds from the Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation of New York, Dodge Jones Foundation Intervention Fund, and Eastern Massachusetts Preservation Fund • James Richards • Seibert & Rice • Diana & Bruce Shuman • Ann Stack • SWA Group • TBG Partners • Michal and Jeffrey William Tincup • Unilock Inc. • The Woltz Charitable Trust