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  • 2014 Modesto Architecture Festival

    Modesto | Dates: 13 – 21 Sep, 2014

    The American Institute of Architects, Sierra Valley Chapter and the Modesto Art Museum announce the seventh annual Modesto Architecture Festival, Saturday, September 13 to Sunday, September 21, 2014.

    There is something inspirational and informative for everyone of every interest and age: tours, exhibits, international movies, bike rides, workshops, speakers, installations, interventions, kid’s activities, and special events with dozens of community partners. Almost all events and activities are free. The festival mission is to celebrate architecture and architectural design as both an art and a science, and to heighten public awareness of architecture, landscape, public art, urban design, and the value of architects and designers in creating more livable and beautiful communities.

    The festival opens on Saturday with exhibits, tours, a talk by Murray Silverstein, co-author of A Pattern Language, and an opening night reception. Then, the events will continue through the following weekend. Other events include an evening of architecture movies at the art deco State Theatre; guided and self-guided walking, biking, and driving tours of Modesto’s architecture; a movie about the architecture of Gaudi at the Carnegie Center in Turlock; an evening tour and exhibit at the newly renovated post office building; and an afternoon of fun free activities for families and kids.

    The Instagram contest returns for a second year focusing on photos of doorways world-wide. There will be an exhibit of historic architectural blueprints and drawings of some of Modesto’s iconic buildings. Spirit of Space, the architecture paparazzi from Germany and Chicago, returns this year to lead a workshop and café on architectural video. This year will also see an expansion of Park(ing) Day. The world-wide annual event, this year on Friday, September 19th, will bring several temporary parklets and the installation of three new pieces of public art in the city’s design district.

    A trailer video about the festival can be seen here.

    Most festival events are free. Information about the festival can be found here.

    In 2013, the festival saw more than 5,000 visitors and more than 20,000 virtual participants. This year, even more people are expected.

    The festival is hosted by:

    AIA Sierra Valley 
    Serving the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada, the American Institute of Architects, Sierra Valley Chapter is more than 70 architecture professionals in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, Mono, Calaveras, and Tuolumne counties. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada by promoting architecture and design. We further this goal through community involvement, education, advocacy, public outreach, member service, and professional excellence.

    Modesto Art Museum 
    The Modesto Art Museum's program, Building a Better Modesto, explores the place of the visual arts in creating a more livable Modesto. In particular we are exploring architecture, landscape, and urban design through exhibits, talks, tours, online resources, and movies. Building a Better Modesto is funded by Artplace America.

    Contact:

    David Burkett 
    American Institute of Architects Sierra Valley 
    david.burkett@pratarch.com, 209.247.0448

    or

    Bob Barzan 
    Modesto Art Museum 
    bbarzan@yahoo.com, 209.402.5381

  • Wolfe and McKenzie Home Tour

    San Jose | Dates: 23 Aug, 2014

    The tour shows homes built by Frank Delos Wolfe and his partner Charles McKenzie in the period 1899-1910. Wolfe and McKenzie influenced the style of many homes built in Santa Clara Valley. They drew from Colonial Revival, Neo-Classical, Queen Anne, Craftsman and other styles to develop an eclectic architectural design all their own that can be found in many historical neighborhoods.

    The homes on the tour demonstrate functional and efficient floor plans with typical Wolfe & McKenzie elements such as porch columns, upper balconies, asymmetrical gables, deep roof overhangs with exposed rafter tails, and cantilevered corner window boxes. Inside the homes, visitors will see original woodwork and beams, built-in cabinets, inlaid ceilings, pocket doors and original staircases.

    There will be a Kickoff Party at the Bogen-Bonetti Home, 1794 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126.

  • Home: My San Francisco Opening Reception

    San Francisco | Dates: 22 Aug, 2014

    Join AIA San Francisco to celebrate the opening of Architecture and the City Festival exhibition, Home: My San Francisco. Light refreshments and hors d'ouevres will be provided.

    About the Exhibition:

    The relationship of an individual to his or her home is complex and intimate. In Home: My San Francisco, photographs of twelve unique homes, supplemented with an online trove of images, architectural drawings, videos and texts, reveal the narrative environments of the residents and the history of their houses. Together they define the spaces we call home.

    Our understanding of home and the design of domestic space is evolving in light of changing views of identity and family, work life, technology and sustainability. In addition, overnight economic growth has transformed San Francisco's urban fabric, exacerbating an affordable housing shortage and leading residents to question how the city can address an accelerated demand for housing that has outstripped supply. Locals wonder how to maintain San Francisco's identity as a vibrant city that celebrates diversity and freedom of expression, retains long term residents and welcomes newcomers, while sheltering our most vulnerable citizens. This exhibition is a part of a continuing dialogue, addressing these questions through photographs, spanning a wide variety of architectural styles and neighborhoods, including single-family homes, contemporary renovations, and multi-family residences which are compelling in their architecture, design and social history. We invite commentary from the design community as well as engaged citizenry to help create a snapshot of San Francisco at this critical moment.

    Curated by Julie Blankenship. Photographs by Julie Sadowski.

    This exhibition was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Preservation Planning and Policy Development for Historic Roads

    Denver | Dates: 11 Sep, 2014
    Explore the current tools and techniques used for the identification, preservation, and management of historic roads. As an emerging area of historic preservation, planning and policy for historic roads presents new challenges for the historic preservation professional. Learn how to apply transportation policies to historic roads, balance safety and function with historic preservation objectives, and build awareness and new constituencies for the legacy of highway design in the United States.
  • Rechargeable Buildings: Battery Storage Comes to NYC

    New York | Dates: 03 Sep, 2014

    Battery storage could provide a solution when energy demand spikes beyond what New York City's electric grid is able to handle. Join us for a discussion with John Cerveny (Director of Resource Management with NY-BEST) about the different battery options, how they reduce demand, and the financial incentives available for installation.

    NY-BEST (the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium) serves as an expert resource on energy storage. They work with storage-related companies and organizations to access financing, research capabilities, potential partners, technology developers, manufacturers, and other private sector and government resources.

  • The Way We Worked: Domestic Help Wanted

    Woodstock | Dates: 06 Sep, 2014
    Saturday, September 6, noon and 1:30 p.m.
    Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, Conn.

    $5 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers (registration includes admission to Voices from the Back Stairs: Domestic Servants in New England on Sunday, September 7)

    Do you have what it takes to stand up to the rigorous demands of domestic service in the late eighteenth century? See Roseland Cottage through the eyes of applicants for the house’s many domestic service positions. Meet and question the staff in action, then decide which job best suits you. The tour concludes with a discussion of domestic roles. 

    Attendees of this special tour receive free admission to Voices from the Backstairs: Domestic Servants in New England, an illustrated lecture taking place on September 7 at 3:00 p.m.

    Registration is required. Please call 860-928-4074 for more information. Purchase tickets now
  • Lecture: Memorable Places and Recent Changes in Pittsburgh

    Wilkinsburg | Dates: 21 Aug, 2014
    Lecture: Memorable Places and Recent Changes in Pittsburgh
    Thursday, August 21, 2014
    6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.


    In this visual feast, which includes more than 310 images, PHLF Executive Director Louise Sturgess shows memorable places in the Golden Triangle, and in areas north, east, and south of downtown, that have undergone recent changes as a result of restorations, adaptive-use projects, and new construction.

    The interactive presentation draws on participants’ memories and knowledge of Pittsburgh and reveals how historic preservation efforts have helped create a city of great beauty and character.

    RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808 ext. 527.
  • Workshop: House Exterior Woodwork Restoration

    Wilkinsburg | Dates: 16 Aug, 2014
    Workshop: House Exterior Woodwork Restoration
    Saturday, August 16, 2014
    10:00 a.m.— 11:30 a.m.


    Pittsburgh woodworker and craftsman Regis Will returns to the Preservation Resource Center to give a hands-on presentation and discussion on the maintenance and repair of exterior woodwork to old and historic houses.

    RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808 ext. 527.  
  • Lecture: Pittsburgh—Quirks and All

    Wilkinsburg | Dates: 14 Aug, 2014
    Thursday, August 14, 2014
    6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.


    Join us for an illustrated lecture about Pittsburgh—quirks and all, by PHLF Executive Director Louise Sturgess, as she reveals the quirks of fate and quirky physical characteristics that have made—and make—Pittsburgh the unique city that it is.

    A brief historical introduction about “getting here” is followed by a brief section on “getting around.” This fast-paced visual tour focuses on quirky places in Downtown Pittsburgh and in several city neighborhoods.

    RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny: 412-471-5808 ext. 527.  
  • Civic Foundation Legends in Italian Art

    Dates: 15 – 15 Sep, 2015
    International Congress on Medieval Studies Kalamazoo, May 14-17, 2015 Sessions Organized by the Italian Art Society Please include the following materials in your application: 1) A one-page abstract 2) Completed Participant Information Form available at the website of the Medieval Congress: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html#PIF 3) A one-page CV
  • Dayton’s Bluff/Swede Hollow walking tour

    St. Paul | Dates: 11 Oct, 2014

    Dayton’s Bluff, high above downtown Saint Paul to the west and the adjoining Swede Hollow, is among the capitol city’s oldest neighborhoods.

    Join us on October 11, as MNSAH member Aaron Rubenstein, a historic preservation and land use consultant leads us on a walking tour of this fascinating neighborhood, followed by optional self-guided tours or a group tour of Swede Hollow.

    • Walking tour 9:30 A. M. to 12:30 P. M. Tour-goers will be walking approximately 1.75 miles. Tour is rain or shine. Be sure to dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes.
    • Tour begins and ends at First Lutheran Church, 463 Maria Avenue, Saint Paul 55106 (one block north of East Seventh Street)
    • Optional self-guided tours and group tour of Swede Hollow and lunch beginning at 12:30 pm
    • Parking on-street (watch for 2-hour parking limit in some places) and in the church parking lot located off East Eighth Street directly behind the Burger King building and adjacent to the blue house (not in other First Lutheran Church lots)

    Dayton’s Bluff is a local historic district, richly varied both now and historically in terms of social groups and housing stock. Below it, Swede Hollow, a small, now secluded valley, historically was the site of a tight-knit, immigrant settlement of small houses hugging Phalen Creek, without streets or utilities. Swede Hollow is now a lovely park, with only historic images to remind us of what once was.

    The tour begins with an introductory presentation at First Lutheran Church, a rather ordinary Gothic Revival style building 1917 building. It does, however, feature extraordinarily beautiful stained glass windows dating to 1968, created by Conrad Schmitt Studios in Milwaukee. The presentation will include historical photographs of the neighborhood and hollow, before and after photos of rehabilitated houses, and artistic representations of Swede Hollow.

    Then we’ll meander through Dayton’s Bluff on a walking tour lasting approximately 2.5 hours. We’ll see small Italianate style houses of the 1870s, small and large Queen Anne and Eastlake-style houses, a range of other styles of houses including Craftsman and Colonial Revival, vernacular and eclectic, and the interiors of two historic houses. We’ll also look at the social and historical context of Dayton’s Bluff, its development and infrastructure, its evolution from large, 1870s estates, to a mixed neighborhood of grand and modest houses, and the current dynamic of using historic preservation to stabilize and rejuvenate the neighborhood.

    In addition to seeing many vernacular and pattern book houses, as well as the City of Saint Paul’s Fourth Street Preservation Project, we’ll see buildings designed by local architects Augustus F. Gauger, Edward P. Bassford, Hermann Kretz, Reed & Stem, Adam Lansing Dorr, Edwin Radcliffe, and Max Toltz. The Dayton’s Bluff walking tour is approximately 1.75 miles in length.

    Following the conclusion of the Dayton’s Bluff walking tour at First Lutheran Church, participants will have the option of self-guided tours or a group tour down into and through Swede Hollow Park. Some may choose to first have lunch at the Swede Hollow Café (located in Augustus Gauger’s 1885/89 Stutzman Block), or walk across the hollow to Yarusso Brothers Italian Restaurant (founded 1933) on Payne Avenue and then wander the length of the hollow (approximately 15 minutes).

    There are three ways to enter Swede Hollow: one involves descending 100+ steps located two short blocks from the church, another is via a short ramp on the opposite side of the hollow, and the third is via the Seventh Street Improvement Arches at the southern end of Swede Hollow—also a short walk from the church.

    The Seventh Street Improvement Arches are a rare, technically demanding, double-arched structure constructed 1883-84 of buff-colored Kasota limestone. Its two tunnels or arches are both skewed, or angled, and of helicoidal, or spiral, construction, designed by engineer William A. Truesdell. Originally spanning railroad tracks, the arches today shelter a bike and pedestrian path. This impressive, yet easy to overlook, structure is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

    Additional self-guided excursions in the immediate vicinity might include Hamm’s Brewery, Mounds Park, and the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary.

    Cost

    $15 members, $20 non-members, $5 students.

    Registration deadline: Monday, October 6.
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    Or, mail your check (payable to MNSAH) and reservation form to:

    MNSAH
    c/o Lock Bounds
    2072 Iglehart Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55104

    Questions

    For more information on the tour, call Robert Ferguson at 651-290-2130.

  • Preservation Advocacy Workshop

    Seattle | Dates: 08 Nov, 2014

    Date:
    Saturday, November 8, 2014

    Time:

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location:

    Stimson-Green Mansion, 
    1204 Minor Ave.
    Limited lot parking and on-street parking

    Cost:

    This is a free event but requires advance registration to attend due to limited space.

    To Register:

    Call Historic Seattle at 206-622-6952 or add to shopping cart by entering number of registrants and clicking the register button below.

    Get a crash course in preservation advocacy and learn effective tools for saving places that matter. Chris Moore, Executive Director of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, and Eugenia Woo, Director of Preservation Services at Historic Seattle, present advocacy strategies related to local landmark designation; the National Register of Historic Places; Most Endangered Historic Properties List; historic preservation and environmental review/land use issues; preservation incentives; and more. 

    This workshop is supported in part by funding from private donations to Historic Seattle in memory of Beth Chave (1955-2012), who served as the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board Coordinator for 25 years. Her work with professional colleagues, historic property owners and neighborhood advocates left a legacy of honoring and protecting historic places that matter in our communities.

  • Texas Treasures: Fine Furnishings from The Heritage Society's Kellum−Noble House

    Houston | Dates: 04 Aug – 31 Dec, 2014
    The Heritage Society, in association with Arts Brookfield, has organized Texas Treasures: Fine Furnishings from The Heritage Society’s Kellum-Noble House, an exhibition featuring more than 100 Texas-made furnishings from the mid-19th century. The items on view are from The Heritage Society’s 1847 Kellum-Noble House, which is currently closed to the public for restoration. The exhibit is co-curated by Ginger Berni and Wallace Saage.

    Arts Brookfield invigorates public spaces through the presentation of free cultural experiences in Brookfield Office Properties’ premier buildings around the world. By commissioning, producing, and presenting world-class works of art, Arts Brookfield supports creativity and innovation in the fields of music, dance, theater, film, and visual art.
  • Lighthouses of Texas: Science, Engineering, and the Sentinels of the Sea

    Houston | Dates: 27 Aug, 2014
    Lighthouses of Texas: Science, Engineering, and the Sentinels of the Sea
    by Steph McDougal
    The Heritage Society Tea Room
    7 p.m.

    Free for members, $5 for non-members

    Constructed between 1852 and 1918, early lighthouses provided crucial aid to navigation and safety along the Texas coastline. At first consisting of simple lamps mounted on temporary wooden structures, lighthouses soon took the form of large brick or iron towers at major ports and smaller wooden buildings atop cast iron stilts in the bays and estuaries. These were often supplemented with manned lifesaving stations for rescue during shipwrecks. Though these early lighthouses were gradually replaced with automated structures, their design included fascinating elements of nineteenth-century navigation and lifesaving technology. In her presentation, Steph McDougal will discuss this technology and other elements of lighthouse design as explored in her new book, Lighthouses of Texas.
  • Visit the Old House Doctor

    Boston | Dates: 06 Sep, 2014
    Saturday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street, Boston, Mass. 

    Free

    Join Historic New England’s preservation services staff, Joseph Cornish, Joanna McKnight, and Sally Zimmerman, for an informal Old House Doctor open house, co-sponsored with Boston Building Resources. Bring photographs or images of your old house and get answers to your questions about maintenance and repair opportunities, paint color possibilities, or architectural styles for your house. Learn more about your own house and get to know Boston Building Resources, which focuses on affordable solutions that help Boston neighborhoods create stronger communities while benefiting the environment by reusing building materials and educating homeowners.

    Rain or shine. Please call 617-994-6644 for more information.
  • Grow, Build, Learn at the Codman Estate

    Lincoln | Dates: 13 – 27 Aug, 2014
    Wednesdays, August 13, 20, and 27, 9:00 a.m. - noon
    Codman Estate Carriage House, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass.
     
    Free

    Join Historic New England educators for three days of activities, ideal for children ages four to nine, in the carriage house and grounds of the Codman Estate. Each week will offer a different Story Walk®, hands-on activities that promote development of skills that early elementary students need, craft projects to foster creativity, and lots of fun. The program draws from 400 years of New England's rich history and focuses on gardening and farming on August 12; preservation, architecture, and design on August 19; and education and play as we get ready to go back to school on August 26. 

    This is a drop-in program and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Please call 617-994-5939 for more information.
  • The Role of Drawings in the Architectural Process

    Portsmouth | Dates: 27 Aug, 2014
    Wednesday, August 27, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
    Governor John Langdon House, 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, N.H. 

    $8 Historic New England members, $12 nonmembers

    Join James F. O'Gorman, the Grace Slack McNeil Professor Emeritus of the History of American Art at Wellesley College, as he discusses how architectural drawings are made, how they are used to design and erect buildings, and their value in historical research, with special reference to drawings in the current exhibition at Langdon House, Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture. O'Gorman is the editor of Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture from Historic New England (2010), and other works on architectural graphics. 

    Registration is required. Please call 603-436-3205 for more information. Purchase tickets now
  • Grow, Build, Learn at the Lyman Estate

    Waltham | Dates: 12 – 26 Aug, 2014
    Tuesdays, August 12, 19, and 26, 9:00 a.m. - noon
    Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass. 

    Free

    Join Historic New England educators for three days of activities, ideal for children ages four to nine, in the ballroom and gardens of the Lyman Estate. Each week will offer a different Story Walk®, hands-on activities that promote development of skills that early elementary students need, craft projects to foster creativity, and lots of fun. The program draws from 400 years of New England's rich history and focuses on gardening and farming on August 12; preservation, architecture, and design on August 19; and education and play as we get ready to go back to school on August 26. 

    This is a drop-in program and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Please call 617-994-5939 for more information. 
  • Home and Hearth: Special Tours of Marrett House

    Standish | Dates: 23 Aug, 2014
    Saturday, August 23, 10:00 a.m., noon, 2:00 p.m.
    Marrett House, 40 Ossippee Trail East, Standish, Maine

    $5 for Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers


    Historian Elaine Bradbury leads special tours of Marrett House focusing on the everyday lives of the three generations of Marrett women who lived here from 1790 to 1890. Learn how upper-class women in rural Maine were educated, how they fed their families and took care of their homes, and how they spent their leisure time. A classic New England "big house-back house-little house-barn," Marrett House showcases the treasured possessions of this family as they chose to display them, including fine pewter, furniture, ceramics, and textiles from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Be sure to visit the lovely Colonial Revival-style garden adjacent to the house.

    Registration is recommended. Please call 207-882-7169 for more information. Purchase tickets now
  • Beatrix Potter and the Places That Inspired Her Classic Children's Tales

    Wiscasset | Dates: 17 Aug, 2014
    Sunday, August 17, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Nickels-Sortwell House, 121 Main Street, Wiscasset, Maine
     
    $5 Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers

    Garden designer and landscape historian Marta McDowell discusses her latest book about author, illustrator, and conservationist Beatrix Potter. Just as Maine has inspired authors and artists over the years, Beatrix Potter's life in the English Lake District informed her wonderful characters and their stories. Learn about the houses and gardens of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century England that inspired Potter’s classic tales.

    Sponsored by Ames T rue Value Hardware Supply

    Registration is recommended. Please call 207-882-7169 for more information. Purchase tickets now