FW: presentations on Early Women Architects
Congratulations, GIANTS and San Francisco Fans! History in the making…started at Seals Stadium (local history note: the flag pole from Seal Stadium still stands in the school yard of Our Lady of the Visitacion School (Sunnydale Ave.)…then onto Candlestick Park….now AT&T! We’ve been waiting a long time for World Series Champs!
I thought I’d forward this information from Inge Horton who will be presenting her new book…Early Women Architects of San Francisco Bay Area…Local Visitacion Valley History….one of the Architects was Dorothy Wormser Coblentz who designed the VV Community Center (Raymond Ave.) in 1922 shown on her website mentioned below. Also Julia Morgan is highlighted (of course) but local history for us too she designed the present St. James Presbyterian Church (Leland at Cora) in 1923.
This week I will present three different talks on topics from my book Early Women Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area - The Lives and Careers of Fifty Professionals, 1890-1951. Please come if you are interested. Further presentations will be posted on my website www.womenarchitectsca.com/events .
Julia Morgan's Oakland Cohorts
Many people have heard about Julia Morgan, the eminent woman architect in California and designer of almost 800 buildings. However, her cohorts - women who practiced architecture at the same time - are rarely known. For many years, Inge S. Horton researched these amazing women and decided to write a book about their lives and work. The book titled Early Women Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area – The Lives and Work of Fifty Professionals, 1890-1951 was published as a reference book this summer by McFarland & Company and is available either directly from the publisher or at local architectural bookstores. Inge Horton will talk about Oakland women architects and illustrate her presentation with images of their work.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 6 p.m.
West Auditorium of the Main Library
125- 14th Street, Oakland
Julia Morgan's Cohorts - Early Women Architects in the San Francisco Bay Area
A joint program sponsored by the California Historical Society and William Stout Annex Architectural Books and Design will start with socializing at 5.30 p.m., a presentation with slides from 6 to 6.30 p.m. and questions and answers, and book signing at 6.45 p.m.
The book Early Women Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area - The Lives and Work of Fifty Professionals, 1890-1951 will be available for purchase and author's signature.
Thursday, November 4, 2010, at 5.30 p.m.
California Historical Society and William Stout Annex
678 Mission Street, San Francisco
near the Montgomery Muni/Bart Station
Young Ladies with T-Squares - Early Women Architects in the San Francisco Bay Area
Julia Morgan is widely known as an eminent woman architect, but she was not alone. Many other women practiced architecture in the late 19th and early 20th century in San Francisco although their work and careers are mostly unknown. Inge S. Horton will talk about the architectural practice of these amazing women and show images of their work.
Friday, November 5, 2010 at noon
American Institute of Architects (AIA) San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104
$20 for AIA members includes lunch
$30 for General Admittance includes lunch
Registration through the AIA San Francisco Chapter website recommended