A Virtual Lecture on the Belvedere Neighborhood withProfessor Keith N. MorganWednesday, September 30th at 7pm
The lecture, entitled The national and regional context for the Belvedere neighborhood: Wellesley’s premier example of suburban planning, focused on: Why do suburbs matter as a cultural form in the United States? How characteristic or distinctive is the Belvedere neighborhood, developed from 1894 through the 1930s, as an evolutionary suburban environment?About Professor Keith N. Morgan:Keith N. Morgan is a professor emeritus of the History of Art & Architecture and of American & New England Studies at Boston University, where he taught from 1980 until 2016. He served as the Director of Preservation Studies, the Director of American & New England Studies, and the Chairman of the Art History Department. He is a former national president and fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians. His publications relevant to the topic of the lecture include Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, (2009), of which he was the editor and a principal author. With Elizabeth Hope Cushing and Roger Reed, he published Community by Design: the Olmsted Office and the Development of Brookline, Massachusetts, 1880-1936, (2013), which received the Ruth Emery Award of the Victorian Society in America.
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