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Claremont Heritage presents documentary on noted mid-century architect

Claremont Heritage will present the 9th film in its 2013 Claremont Modern Film Series, Journeyman Architect: The Life and Work of Donald Wexler, on Thursday, August 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.

During the 1950s and ‘60s, Donald Wexler pioneered commercial and residential construction using steel and prefabrication. He applied his groundbreaking techniques and unique style to projects for clients such as Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, the Alexander Construction Company and the Walt Disney World Resort. Mr. Wexler’s designs for public buildings in the Coachella Valley of California, including the dramatic Palm Springs Airport, served as both soaring and practical models for other municipalities to emulate. Today, Mr. Wexler’s work is garnering new appreciation worldwide and providing inspiration for a new generation of architects.

The documentary will be screened in the Seeley G. Mudd Theater, located at 1325 N. College Ave. in Claremont. Reservations are requested. There is a suggested donation of $10, $5 for Claremont Heritage members as well as students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online by visiting www.claremontheritage.org/events.html or purchased at the door.

For information, call 621-0848.

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