American architect Louis Henry Sullivan is considered the father of skyscrapers and modernism. Join us for a series of discussions examining the work and impact of this influential architect. All programs will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street.
Sept. 12: Louis Sullivan in St. Louis: Two Perspectives, *Carnegie Room
Architect and author John Vinci and Architect Nathan Zierer discuss the origins of Louis Sullivan’s design & its elements in the Union Trust Building.
Sept. 16: Richard Nickel: The Passion of Preservation
Paige M.R. Morris, a St. Louis architectural enthusiast and activist, discusses the importance of Richard Nickel’s activism & documentation in saving Louis Sullivan’s work.
Sept. 18: Using Historical Imagery as a Tool for Studying Early Patterns of Land Use and Building Traditions in St. Louis
Andrew Weil, director of Landmarks Association, discusses St. Louis’ oldest vernacular architecture & where it can be found today.
Sept. 23: Fantastic Preservation: City Museum’s Extensive collection of Architectural Artifacts
Rick Erwin, Executive Director of City Museum, discusses the City Museum’s amazing collection of architectural ornamentation & artifacts.
Sept. 25: Bellefontaine’s Mausoleums I
Dan Fuller, a Master Guide and Volunteer Coordinator at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum, discusses the Wainwright & other mini-mansions and explore the style and details.