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  • 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
  • Rarely Seen at Otis House

    Boston | Dates: 14 Aug, 2014
    Thursday, August 14, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
    Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass. 

    $25 

    Join Historic New England staff for a visit to the 1796 Otis House Museum followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the Library and Archives. Museum Operations Manager Melinda Huff leads a tour of the elegantly furnished Beacon Hill residence of Harrison Gray Otis and his wife, Sally. Otis was a congressman and real estate entrepreneur who lived and entertained lavishly in this home designed by their friend, Charles Bulfinch. Visit the third floor of the house, a space not on view to the public. Following the house tour, Senior Curator Lorna Condon highlights some of her favorite photographs, prints, architectural drawings, and ephemera in Historic New England’s vast Library and Archives. Explore the history of the collection and current collecting areas. Historic New England preserves more than one million archival items that document New England's social, architectural, and cultural history.

    In partnership with the Boston Center for Adult Education.

    Registration is required. Please visit www.bcae.org to register.

  • Appleton's Jackson House Tour

    Portsmouth | Dates: 13 Aug, 2014
    Wednesday, August 13, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    Jackson House, 76 Northwest Street, Portsmouth, N.H. 

    Free to Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers

    This special tour of Jackson House (c. 1664) focuses on William Sumner Appleton’s 1924 restoration, using letters and other communication to delve into the thought process and early preservation theories of Historic New England’s founder. Enjoy light refreshments in the orchard.

    Registration is required. Please call 603-436-3205 for more information. Purchase tickets now
  • Twilight Talks: Chronicles of Old Boston

    Boston | Dates: 12 Aug, 2014
    Tuesday, August 12, reception at 5:30 p.m., lecture at 6:15 p.m.
    Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.

    $10 Historic New England and Victorian Society members, $12 nonmembers

    For nearly four centuries Boston has been a center of learning, literature, and innovation. Though the city may be most famous for its roles in the American Revolution and in modern scientific developments, the nineteenth century was perhaps Boston’s grandest era. Chronicles of Old Boston, published by Museyon Guides, features twenty-nine dramatic episodes in the city’s history, many from the Victorian period. Author Charles Bahne shares the stories behind scandals such as America’s first bank failure and the murder of Dr. George Parkman, disasters such as the Great Boston Fire, and crowning achievements such as the invention of the telephone and the great Peace Jubilees of 1869 and 1872. As a student at M.I.T.’s School of Architecture and Planning, Charles Bahne was captivated by Boston and its history; in the decades since he’s shared his enthusiasm for the city he loves, working as a writer and tour guide. In addition to Chronicles of Old Boston, he is also the author of The Complete Guide to Boston’s Freedom Trail.

    Co-sponsored with The Victorian Society in America, New England Chapter. 

    Registration is recommended. Please call 617-994-5920 for more information. Purchase tickets now
  • Down to Earth: A How-To Tour of the Hamilton House Gardens

    South Berwick | Dates: 10 Aug, 2014
    Sunday, August 10, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Hamilton House, 40 Vaughan's Lane, South Berwick, Maine 

    Free to Garden and Landscape Members, $8 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers

    Learn the inside scoop on the day-to-day work of maintaining the Hamilton House gardens from the gardeners themselves while you pick up valuable tips to implement in your own garden. Gardeners Mimi Demers and Kathy Gray share their knowledge and experiences, touching on a variety of how-to topics including buying plant material, feeding and fertilizing, favorite tools, dealing with bugs, and more. 

    Registration is required. Please call 207-384-2454 for more information. Purchase tickets now
  • PastForward National Preservation Conference Early Bird Deadline Approaching

    Savannah | Dates: 07 – 15 Aug, 2014

    National Preservation Conference registration rates will increase after Fri., Aug. 15. Register for PastForward, Nov. 11-14, Savannah, Ga. today and save. PastForward is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places. Visit www.PastForward2014.org for complete conference details, including registration.

  • Chicago’s Pullman District: Our Next National Park?

    Chicago | Dates: 20 Aug, 2014

    The famous and historic Pullman community of Chicago may receive federal National Park status within the next two years. Join Chicagoan Lynn McClure of the National Parks Conservation Association (Chicago regional office) as she explains why Pullman is so significant, what recent developments have led to its consideration for National Park honors, and how the AIA Chicago community can help chart a path for Pullman’s future.

    Pullman news published August 5:

         Lawmakers to introduce Pullman National Park legislation

         Pullman neighborhood to get $1.5M to rehab historic homes

         State, city to rehab homes in Pullman neighborhood



  • Connecting Boston to its Waterfront: How the Harbor Garage will transform the city’s downtown

    Boston | Dates: 20 Aug, 2014
    Price: Free and open to the public.

    Join Trent Tesch AIA of Kohn Pedersen Fox and Fred Kramer AIA of ADD Inc as they discuss the opportunity before us: creating a cutting-edge building on the waterfront that will become a premier destination in North America.

    Whether it’s a four-season programmable space with a retractable roof or other significant offsets on this highly coveted property, the Harbor Garage project is going to redefine Boston’s downtown.

    This event includes a short presentation by KPF and ADD Inc followed by a moderated discussion focusing on design excellence for Boston’s waterfront.

    Moderator
    Shauna Gillies-Smith, RLA Ground Inc.

    Panelists
    Andrea Leers FAIA, principal at Leers Weinzapfel Associates
    Alex Krieger, principal at NBBJ
    George Thrush FAIA, Northeastern University School of Architecture 

    The Harbor Garage concept is part of the Municipal Harbor Plan (MHP) for the downtown waterfront. Currently, the MHP Committee is meeting monthly to discuss an amendment to the MHP and the Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act (Chapter 91).

    Imagine with us. 

    This event is free, but registration is required. Click "Register" below to RSVP to this event.

  • Building Blocks: An Introduction to Boston Architecture

    Boston | Dates: 18 Aug, 2014

    Back by popular demand the BSA is offering a new session of the crash course on Boston’s architecture: Building Blocks: An Introduction to Boston Architecture

    Indulge your passion for design and discover the uniqueness of Boston’s streets!

    Keith N. Morgan, professor of Architectural History at Boston University, offers an accessible introduction to Boston’s urban fabric by focusing on the political and economic forces, together with the natural environment, that have shaped the way that Boston’s distinctive buildings and architectural patterns have evolved.