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The Language of Buildings: An Introduction to The Filson's Architectural Collection
Friday, August 3, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Everyone has heard the old saying, ‘if these walls could talk, what stories they would tell.’ Join Associate Curator of Special Collections Sarah-Jane Poindexter to explore The Filson’s historical architectural collections and delve into the fascinating stories these materials convey. With their distinct language, the paper trails of buildings give us another perspective on history and lend a unique voice to our historical record. Poindexter will discuss what we can learn from these unique collections, highlighting particular drawings of note and addressing the challenges of archiving and preserving architectural records. The non-narrative format of architectural records retains many clues to the myriad people, events, and cultural influences that have inspired our constructed environment. Come learn about former buildings that once graced downtown Louisville (even a proposed grand public theater that never came to fruition), the city’s chic residential designers of the 19th & 20th centuries, and pioneering African-American and female architects.
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The Filson Historical Society
The Filson has been collecting, preserving, and telling the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history and culture since 1884.