WESTERN RESERVE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS

CLEVELAND, OHIO

A Chapter of the SOCIETY of ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS

WRAH FALL PROGRAM 2019

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Subject: Tours of Kent State University exhibits about design and conflict.
A part of KSU's 50th Commemoration of the May 4, 1970 shooting
Speakers: Dr. Taraneh Meshkani, Assistant Professor of Architecture
Sarah Rogers, KSU Museum Director & Dr. Sara Hume, Associate Professor of Fashion
Place: College of Architecture & Environmental Design
The School of Fashion, Kent State University (Kent Main Campus)

This WRAH event will include guided tours of parallel exhibits that form part of KSU's year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the May 4, 1970 shooting.  We will start in the Elliott Center for Architecture and Environmental Design where Dr. Meshkani will host a gallery talk and tour of the exhibit entitled Spaces of Conflict.  This exhibit explores and maps the history of social movements in relation to their mobilization in urban space and the spatial repertoires of contention that have been utilized by people to form them.  We will then cross the street to the KSU Museum where Dr. Hume will give a gallery talk and exhibit tour of Culture/Counterculture: Fashions of the 1960s and 70s (www.kent.edu/museum/upcoming-exhibits).  This exhibit uses fashion design to reveal the cultural/generational divide of the 1960s and 1970s, by juxtaposing high-end fashion of the establishment against the variety of youth styles that emerged during this period. We will also tour the faculty and student show, Wearing Justice.
Directions: Free parking is available from 1:00p.-4:30pm in the R1 Rockwell parking lot on the southeast corner of Lincoln and Main Streets (enter from Lincoln Street). Meet at 132 S. Lincoln Street.
Note:
WRAH members are also encouraged to attend the one-day Spaces of Conflict Symposium free of charge on Friday, October 25, 2019 (register at www.caed.events).  The year-long event schedule for the May 4, 50th Commemoration is available at www.kent.edu/may4kentstate50/event-schedule
Please RSVP reservations to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or e-mail saklann@netzero.net by Monday, October 28.
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NOTICE OF UPCOMING EVENT
WRAH is finalizing details for a mid-September tour of the new Samson Pavilion/CWRU Health Education Complex located at the Cleveland Clinic. The information for this program will be published on the WRAH website as well as emailed to members with addresses on file by September 1, 2019. Free and open to the public.
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Date: Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Subject: Ornament & Virtue: How Our Buildings Shape Us
Speaker: Matthew McNicholas, AIA
Place: The Union Club, Wedgewood Room
Could your building make you healthier, smarter and happier? Matthew McNicholas, AIA, discusses how Ornament - that which beautifies our built environment and adds grace to our buildings - plays a far more important role in our everyday experience than previously understood or acknowledged. Mr. McNicholas will demonstrate the science-based case for the use of Ornament in architecture, while covering some of its various benefits for humanity. The cost of the presentation is $25.00. There will be a cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres.  This event is a joint meeting of the WRAH and ICAA.
Directions:
1211 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
Please RSVP reservations to the Institute of Classical Art and Architecture, Ohio and Lake Erie Chapter at (216) 631-0557 or visit ohio.classicist.org by September 15.
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Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm        Limited to 30 Members
Subject: A Tour of the Rowfant Club
Speakers: David Novak, Librarian & Jim Schilling, President
Place: The Rowfant Club

The Rowfant Club occupies what is believed to be the oldest continuously occupied house in Cleveland - The 1838 Merwin House that was designed by Charles Heard who was also the builder of the Old Stone Church on Public Square. The club was named for Rowfant, the home of Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821-95) near Crawley, Sussex, England. He was a writer of light verse and a leading book collector of his time.   They are a bibliophilic club with a large library and a wide range of art collected since their founding in 1892.   There will be opening lecture by David Novak, club librarian and remarks by Jim Schilling, club president. Following that, attendees can tour through the building where club members will answer questions about the art, furnishings and architecture. The visit will conclude by 3:30 pm. Refreshments will follow.
Directions:
Southwest corner of East 30th Street and Prospect Avenue. Parking in adjacent secure lot.
Please RSVP reservations to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or email saklann@netzero.net by Monday, September 30
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Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm        Limited to Members
Subject: Hangar Recreation Association:  An Art Deco Masterpiece
Speakers: Charles Bolton, Owner & Sarah Winter, General Manager
Place: Hangar Recreation Association

Designed by Abram Garfield and built in 1930, this private club is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Called "a gem" by noted local architect, Paul Westlake, the structure was originally constructed as part of the Dudley S. Blossom estate. The facility was the subject of a detailed article by Evelyn Theiss in the Plain Dealer in 2012 (and currently available on cleveland.com). Mr. Bolton and Ms. Winter will discuss the history and architecture of the HRA and lead a tour of this magnificent building. Refreshments will follow. Reservations required and limited to current WRAH members.
Directions
:  The Hangar Recreation Association is located at 24400 Cedar Road, Beachwood, OH 44122 on the south side of Cedar and a short distance west of Richmond Road. The tour requires ascending and descending several steps.
Please RSVP reservations to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or e-mail saklann@netzero.net by Monday, October 21.
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