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The Washington, D.C., metropolitan chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians welcomes anyone interested in architecture and the built environment. Please check here frequently for Latrobe Chapter news, events, and discussion.

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  • 'To Make it a Grand Entrepôt’: The Story of Baltimore’s Locust Point A Lecture by Philip Jacks, PhDTuesday, October 18, 2016Baltimore, once the rival of Philadelphia and New York for its commercial port, is now in the throes of post-industrial development. One recent success is Silo Point, a condominium high-rise converted from the core of the 1923 Baltimore & Ohio grain elevator. For over a century, the wharves at Locust Point on the Patapsco River marked the great terminus of a railroad and transcontinental shipping network extending from Atlantic tidewater to the Great Lakes. In 1868, visionary president John Work Garrett connected his railroad to the Norddeutscher steamers, which would bring a million Polish, Irish and German immigrants to America. Until the Great War, piers 8 and 9 at ...
    Posted Sep 29, 2016, 8:46 AM by Bill Marzella
  • Glessner House: History and Preservation A Lecture by William TyreTuesday, July 12, 2016Glessner House, located in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, is a National Historic Landmark, and considered by many to be one of the most important houses constructed in the 19th century. H. H. Richardson was the first architect to achieve widespread national and international recognition, and in Glessner house, he combined the specific needs of the family with his own progressive design ideas to create a house that was praised by architects and designers at the time, but misunderstood and shunned by many of its neighbors. In 1966, the house stood vacant and in threat of demolition. A group of preservationists and architects banded together and formed an organization to purchase ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2016, 6:41 PM by Bill Marzella
  • A Tour of the "Early Women of Architecture in Maryland” Exhibit Women have professionally contributed to the design of architecture in Maryland for the last 80 years. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Baltimore Chapter, in collaboration with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Morgan State University, embarked on a project to assemble the stories of women pioneers in the profession. Join the Latrobe Chapter for a tour of this travelling exhibit, entitled: Early Women of Architecture in Maryland, which is currently on view at the University of Maryland for a limited time. The exhibit showcases twelve extraordinary women, covering the period from the 1920s to the 1960s, and features images of many projects built throughout Maryland as well as some in Washington DC. Jillian Storms, AIA, the exhibit’s curator, will ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2016, 7:11 AM by Bill Marzella
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