25 February 2015

American Vernacular Buildings and Interiors, 1870–1960

Talk:  “American Vernacular Buildings and Interiors, 1870–1960”

Date:  Wednesday, February 25, 6 - 7pm

Location:  Webster University, Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood

Herbert Gottfried, professor emeritus of Cornell University, will review the American vernacular building types, their history, and the forces that stimulated them. This talk will place Webster Groves within a national architectural context to consider the development of the city’s architecture and urban character over time.  The lecture series is sponsored by the Webster Groves Historic Preservation Commission and Webster University’s Department of Art, Design, and Art History.  The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.