The Other Side of the Tracks: Charlottesville's Landscape of Prostitution, 1880-1950

posted Feb 17, 2014, 3:27 PM by Bill Marzella
A Lecture by Professor Daniel Bluestone  - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Like other occupations, prostitution has a spatial and architectural context, in some cases modest in other cases monumental. Focusing on a single city, this lecture will explore the landscape of prostitution, considering the ways in which the legal and moral frame shaped the location and architectural form of accommodation. It will also review legal prohibitions against prostitution present particular challenges to historical inquiry. 

DANIEL BLUESTONE is Professor of Architectural History and Director of Historic Preservation at the University of Virginia. Currently Professor Bluestone is a Fellow in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks. In 2013 The Society of Architectural Historian awarded Professor Bluestone book Buildings, Landscapes and Memory: Case Studies in Historic Preservation it Antoinette Forrester Downing Award, which recognizes "the most outstanding publication devoted to historical topics in the preservation field."

The First Congregational United Church of Christ
Second Floor Meeting Room
945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
6:30 pm – reception; 7:00 pm – lecture

Reservations are not required. $10.00 for Latrobe Chapter members, student members (full time) free with ID, $18.00 for non-members. For general information, please see the Latrobe Chapter website at, or contact Christine Henry at (202)744-8123 or
Bill Marzella,
Feb 17, 2014, 3:27 PM