Mason Toms, an exterior design consultant and preservation specialist with Main Street Arkansas, will discuss Mid-Century Modern architecture in the Arkansas Delta on June 23 at Lakeport Legacies, Lakeport Plantation’s monthly history talk.

In his presentation, Clean Lines and Open Fields: A Look at Modern Architecture in the Arkansas Delta, Toms will explore the region’s most interesting Modern architecture. Structures like the old Dermott State Bank (now Simmons) and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in DeWitt exemplify the optimism and booming economy of the decades after World War II.

Today, Modernist architecture is gaining the appreciation of both historians and architecture buffs for its clean lines, functional planning, and futuristic detailing.

Toms is a graduate of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, a minor in history, and concentration in architectural history.

Toms will make his presentation at the Lakeport Plantation on June 23. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the discussion begins at 6 p.m.

The Lakeport Plantation is located at 601 Highway 142 in Lake Village. Lakeport Legacies is a monthly history talk at the Lakeport Plantation. Each month a topic from the Delta region is featured. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Blake Wintory 870.265.6031.