The architecture of Montgomery County’s Tulip Hill will be among the highlights of the Montgomery Modern Bus Tour. (Clare Lise Kelly)

The Montgomery Modern Bus Tour, which takes participants to modern houses and buildings in the county, will take place Oct. 8.

The tour is aimed at highlighting the Montgomery County work of Deigert and Yerkes, a modernist architecture firm in the D.C. area. Led by Montgomery historic preservation author Clare Lise Kelly, the tour will include the rustic modern homes of Tulip Hill (1950-55) and Oak Spring (1966), lunch at the Primary Day School (1955) and a reception at Pietro Belluschi’s Cedar Lane Unitarian Church (1958).

The tour is presented by the Montgomery County Planning Department, in partnership with Docomomo DC, an organization dedicated to the appreciation of modern buildings, and American Institute of Architects (AIA) Potomac Valley.

The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets cost $50 for the general public and $40 for members of Docomomo or AIA. The bus will pick up and drop off participants at the Grosvenor Metro station.

For more information or to register for the tour, visit

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