President's Letter, January 2016

posted Jan 8, 2016, 2:59 AM by Bill Marzella
Dear Latrobe Chapter Members:

On behalf of the Board of the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, I am pleased to announce the opening of our 2016 schedule of lectures and study tours. Please find your membership renewal form enclosed (if applicable), along with our flyer for our first lecture.

Last March, we held our 11th Biennial Symposium, “Art in Architecture, Architecture and Art.” With the kind support of Catholic University and the DC Preservation League, as well as the hard work of our board members, we were able to host nearly one hundred people for a day of twelve lectures, and a half day tour of murals in Washington DC. This year, we are making plans for the 2017 symposium, as well as focusing on an exciting series of lectures and study tours.

As in previous years, we will be offering the opportunity to pay a discounted price in advance for the full series of five lectures. Tours are reserved separately and priced individually. Here are some upcoming highlights:
  • Our first lecture of the season takes place on Wednesday, February 17th at the First Congregational United Church of Christ (945 G Street NW). Clare Kelly, a preservation planner and architectural historian with the Montgomery County Planning Department, will be speaking in support of her new book Montgomery Modern: Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland
  • In early Spring, landscape architectural historian Elizabeth Hope Cushing will speak in support of her new book, Arthur A Shurcliff: Design, Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape. 
  • In July, William Tyre, Executive Director of H.H. Richardson’s Glessner House in Chicago, will deliver a lecture on the building. 
  • In the Spring, Clare Kelly will lead a study tour of modernism in Montgomery County, to supplement her lecture. 
  • Also in the Spring, board member, and Professor of Art History at George Washington University Philip Jacks will be leading a tour of a current industrial research and reuse project at Locust Point in Baltimore. 
The Latrobe Chapter facebook page, and website – – are great ways to get information about our activities or last minute updates. We are always looking for lecture and tour ideas and welcome suggestions and feedback, so please feel free to contact me with your thoughts ( or (434-825-3957).


Elizabeth Milnarik, President
Bill Marzella,
Jan 8, 2016, 3:00 AM