The Society of Architectural Historians/New England Chapter invites you to tour


Three First-Period Buildings in Historic Hingham, Massachusetts

May 20, 2006

Noon to 5 p.m.

 We will visit three notable first-period buildings in Hingham:

  • The Old Ordinary, 21 Lincoln Street (1688, 1740, 1760) – a dwelling turned tavern now owned by the Hingham Historical Society;
  • General Benjamin Lincoln House, 181 North Street (1637) – a private home still in the Lincoln family;
  • Old Ship Meeting House, 90 Main Street (1681) – the oldest meeting house in continuous ecclesiastical use in the United States and Hingham’s most important architectural structure. Its curved struts resemble the inverted ribs of a ship.

 A reception following the tours will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Old Ship Parish House, 107 Main Street (1867, 1930), across the street from the Meeting House. All the buildings are within easy walking distance of each other (it is 10 minutes at most from the Parish House to the Old Ordinary). To conclude the afternoon’s events, Monique Lehner, former NESAH

president and Hingham resident, who has organized the day’s tours, will lead an hour-long bus tour of Historic Hingham after the reception at the Old Ship Parish House. Parking You may park behind the Old Ship Parish House, 107 Main Street (or on Main Street south of the Parish House) and walk to downtown Hingham (see map on back). We urge you to car pool. Directions to Hingham and the Parish House are also on the back. Noon We will meet at noon at The Old Ordinary on Lincoln Street and split into two groups. One group will tour the Old Ordinary first, the other will cross the street to the Benjamin Lincoln House. Then the groups will switch.

2 p.m. When ready, we will all walk up to the Old Ship Meeting House. (The cemetery behind the meeting house is not on the tour but is worth a visit.) 3-4 p.m. Reception at the Old Ship Parish House. 4-5 p.m. Bus tour


The Society of Architectural Historians, New England Chapter presents

Richard P. Dober AICP

Campus Heritage: Three Dimensional Expressions

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

6:30 pm; Reception at 6 pm

Stubbins Room
Room 112, Harvard Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Honored by peers as the dean of American campus planning, Richard P. Dober, Senior Consultant at Dober, Lidsky, Craig and Associates, Inc., a firm he established, has served as a planning and design advisor to over 450 educational, cultural and scientific institutions, foundations and government agencies worldwide.  In the United States his client list is as diverse as higher education itself, and includes seven Ivy League Universities, MIT, Stanford University and other public and independent institutions in thirty-nine states.  Overseas, he has prepared campus plans for new and expanding universities in Africa, Canada, Central America, Mexico, Malaysia, Micronesia, the Middle East, South Korea, Turkey and Spain.  After the Cultural Revolution, the People’s Republic of China commissioned him to conduct workshops and training sessions on campus development.  His five books, Campus Planning, Campus Design, Campus Architecture, Campus Landscape and Campus Heritage, are considered benchmark references and are part of a prolific output of professional publications. 

Free and open to the public.

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Department of Art History, Boston University present




Architecture for Empire’s Sake: Splendors of British India
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 
Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences

725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

Reception- Room 200, 6:00 p.m.; Lecture- Room 224, 6:30 p.m.


Dr. Robert Grant Irving was educated at Balliol College, Oxford; Kings College, Cambridge; and Yale University. A fellow of Berkeley College at Yale, he has taught at Yale, Wesleyan, Trinity College and the University of Virginia.  His book Indian Summer, on the creation of New Delhi, won the British Council Prize in the Humanities and the Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award, Society of Architectural Historians.

The reception and lecture are free and open to the public.