The Alexandria Association is the city’s oldest organization devoted to the preservation of Alexandria’s historic buildings, landscapes, records, and antiquities; and to education in the decorative, fine, and building arts.
MEMBERSHIP AND GUEST LIST IS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. PLEASE REGISTER GUESTS WITH firstname.lastname@example.org. Fee for guests attending a one-time lecture is $15. MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION AND CALENDAR AVAILABLE AT OUR SITE: ALEXANDRIAASSOCIATION.ORG.
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“ARCHITECTURAL RECONSTRUCTIONS: A LAUDABLE TRADTION”
Reconstructions of destroyed historic building serve educational, emotional, aesthetic, and patriotic needs. Many people are not even aware that favorite buildings are reconstructions. Nevertheless, replications of lost landmarks are normally discouraged except in rare cases. Architectural historian Calder Loth, will discuss and illustrate prominent as well as controversial reconstructed historic structures and complexes in the United States and abroad, demonstrating that fire, war, vandalism, and other disasters need not deprive us of important cultural heritage. He will also discuss several potential candidates for reconstruction.
Calder Loth is the retired Senior Architectural Historian of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources where he was employed for 40 years and still serves part-time. Among his current activities is teaching architectural literacy at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art in New York and other venues. He is Vice-President of the Center for Palladian Studies in America and a member of the Virginia Art and Architectural Review Board. His publications include The Virginia Landmarks Register, Virginia Landmarks of Black History, Lost Virginia, as well as numerous articles relating to historic preservation and classical architecture. In 2008 Loth was the first recipient of the Secretary of the Interior’s Preservation Award for service to state preservation programs. In 2017 he received the Virginia AIA Honor Award for significant contributions to the understanding of Virginia’s built environment. Please join us in welcoming Calder to the Alexandria Association!
PLEASE REGISTER GUESTS WITH email@example.com.
Fee for guests attending a one-time lecture is $15.