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A History of the American House Part II with John Milnes Baker
October 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
John Milnes Baker, AIA, architect and author, will present the second half of his “The History of the American House” on October 16th. A recap of Part 1 and preview for part II can be seen here.
He continues his survey of residential design from Washington Irving’s Sunny side completed in 1835 through the “Victorian” styles popular until the Centennial Celebration of 1876. From there the program explores the Reminiscent styles, the Palatial Palaces of the Guilded Age and traces the historic styles through the 1920s. This is followed by the rise of modern architecture in the 1930s and the post World War II era. The presentation concludes with an examination on trends in residential design to the early 21st century.
Mr. Baker presented PART I last April and covered the Early Colonial and Georgian Colonial period through 1783, the official end of the Revolutionary War through the Federal. Neoclassical and Greek Revival ending with Sunnyside which was a seminal “buoy of History” when the direction of residential turned away from the ancient word for inspiration and embraced the new era of The Picturesque.
AIA/Allied/ Fairfield Museum Member: $5
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Extended Lunchtime Chat: 12:00pm-3:00pm