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Chapter History

Named after Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1764-1820), America's first professional architect, the Latrobe Chapter is the metropolitan Washington affiliate of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH). Founded in 1940 and headquartered in Chicago, the SAH organizes annual meetings for presentation of scholarly papers, publishes a quarterly journal and a bimonthly newsletter, and sponors the Buildings of the United States series of guidebooks. Members of local chapters are encouraged but not required to join the national organization.

Since its founding in 1967, the Latrobe Chapter has served as a forum for the local academic and professional community of architectural historians and architects interested in history. Membership is open to anyone interested in architecture and the built environment. The current membership is 180.