WRAH FALL PROGRAM 2016

WESTERN RESERVE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS

CLEVELAND, OHIO

A Chapter of the SOCIETY of ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS



Date:                   Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 1:15 PM                 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Subject:              Connecting Schweinfurth, CWRU, and Cleveland in Historical Context
Speaker:             Helen Conger, M.A., C.A., Archivist, Case Western Reserve University
                            John J. Grabowski, Ph.D., Krieger Mueller Associate Professor of Applied History, CWRU
Place:                  Special Collections Department, Kelvin Smith Library, CWRU, 11055 Euclid Avenue
                           Cleveland, Ohio 44106

The program will convene in the KSL Special Collections Department where Ms. Conger will discuss the architectural holdings of the University focusing on materials related to Charles Schweinfurth, who designed several buildings on the campus.  She will also address the history of architectural education at the University including information about the WRU School of Architecture which closed in 1953 and CWRU Department of Architecture which ceased operation in 1972.  Various related items from the special collections and archives of the university will be on display.  At 2:15 PM the meeting in the library will adjourn, and the group will reconvene at 2:30 PM in the Harkness Chapel, located on the old Flora Stone Mather Quad, a short walk from the library.  One of Schweinfurth's finest creations, the chapel, dedicated in 1902, is a grand, soaring space with several Tiffany windows.  At the chapel, Professor Grabowski will address the broader social and historical context of the Schweinfurth structures on the campus, will touch on some of the important stories that connect the structures to the history of Cleveland and the University, and will discuss how the career of Mr. Schweinfurth became so interwoven with the city and its premier academic institution.  A short tour of nearby Schweinfurth-designed buildings will follow the talk.
Directions:  The Kelvin Smith Library is located in University Circle adjacent to Severance Hall.  Parking is available on the street or in nearby garages.  Valid Photo ID (i.e., driver's license or state identification card) is required for admission to the library.
Please RSVP reservations to Sarah Klann at (216) 226-2820 or e-mail saklann@netzero.net by Wednesday, Sep. 28

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Date:                    Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM   OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (FIRST 25 WHO RSVP)
Subject:                Lewis Field Historic District Tour at NASA Glenn Research Center
Speakers:             NASA Glenn staff
Place:                   Meet and park at main gate house of the NASA Glenn Research Center off of Brookpark Rd.,
                             21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44135
 
NASA Glenn is celebrating their 75th anniversary in 2016. Participants on the tour will be viewing a new video about the NASA Glenn campus as it developed from the 1940s, a bus tour of the Lewis Field Historic District, a tour of the Zero Gravity Facility (a National Historic Landmark) and a visit to their gift store. They recently started a history walk in the front part of their campus. We will stop there and look at another piece of history, the Centaur G rocket and view the historic markers.
DUE TO SPECIAL SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS YOU MUST ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE TOUR BEGINS. A BUS WILL TAKE YOU INTO THE NASA CENTER. Adults 18 years of age and older must bring their government issued photo identification (state identification/driver's license or U.S. military identification with them to check in with NASA Glenn Security. If you are a legal Permanent Resident of the United States of America, you must also bring your Green Card in addition to your government issues photo identification. At the end of the tour, a bus will be provided to take tour participants back to the main gate parking lot.
Directions:
Exiting from I-480 from the West: Exit at Grayton Road and turn right (south) onto Grayton Rd. Turn right (west) Brookpark Rd. Exiting from I-480 from the East: Exit at Brookpark Rd. and turn right (west) onto Brookpark Rd.
Please RSVP reservations to Will Krause at (440) 864-5784 or e-mail wrk295@aol.com by Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Only the first 25 persons who RSVP will be able to attend the event because the bus capacity is only 25. You will get a confirmation phone call or e-mail by Friday November 4th to confirm your reservation. When making your reservation please include participant's full first name, full last name, if 18 years of age or older, if US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident, and if any special accommodations are needed (wheelchair, etc.)