Portico Rooms 121-123
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
February 28, 2015
9:00 am – 1:30 pmFINAL_2015 NESAH Symposium poster


9:00 am Coffee and refreshments

9:15 am Welcome and Introductions

SESSION 1: Growth and Decay

9:25 am Paternalism Inscribed on the Industrial City: The Case of Lawrence, Massachusetts
P.J. Carlino, Boston University

9:45 am John Ruskin and the Passage of Time
Peter Romains, Roger Williams University

10:05 am Discussion

SESSION 2: National Ambitions

10:20 am Corn Cob, Magnolia, Tobacco: The Ambitions of Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s American Orders
Jennifer Chuong, Harvard University

10:40 am Making Assisi Medieval: Constructing St. Francis in the Fascist Period
Peter Levins, Brown University

11:00 am Defining the Elusive Cubanidad
Katherine Anderson, Norwich University

11:20 am Discussion

11:35 am Break

SESSION 3: Industrious Lands

12:05 pm Intuition, Empiricism, and Technical Drawing in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before 1871
John Davis, Harvard University

12:25 pm Architecture of the Unknown: The Globes and Towers of Patrick Geddes
Andrew Ruff, Yale University

12:45 pm ‘Small’ in Translation: The American Small Industries Exhibition, Ceylon 1961
Nushelle de Silva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1:05 pm Discussion

Please note:
Belmont has a parking ban in effect until further notice.

Since the church is on the odd numbered corner of Payson Road and Belmont Street, you can only park on the church side of both Payson Road and Belmont Street.

The New England Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians
cordially invites you to its

2015 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Payson Park Church

365 Belmont Street, Belmont MA 02478

6:00pm Business Meeting

followed by a lecture by Maureen Meister on her recently published book

Arts & Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England


Copies of the book will be available for purchase

Friends of Fairsted Presents

Bluestone leture 12-11-14


Dwelling in Landscape

Daniel Bluestone

Director, Preservation Studies Program
Boston University

Moderated by Keith N. Morgan, Director of Architectural Studies, Boston University

Thursday, December 11, 2014

6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Lecture

Wheelock College
43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA

Professor Bluestone will explore the changing theories and practices that have guided designers in building residences within the broader landscape and in shaping landscapes surrounding residences. He frames the changing theories of prospect and aspect as they guided ideas about the appropriate relationship between residence and site in constituting a domestic landscape, focused primarily on the United States from the late 18th century to the early 21st century.

Seating is limited and reservations are required: email Limited street parking is available. Public parking is not allowed in the Wheelock parking lot. Venue is easily accessible by MBTA Green Line “C” (Hawes Street) or “D” (Longwood) trains.