Wellesley Historical Society

Join the Wellesley Historical Society for a Virtual Lecture on the Belvedere Neighborhood with
Professor Keith N. Morgan
Wednesday, September 30th at 7pm

The Wellesley Historical Society invites you to join us on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7pm for a free virtual lecture on the Belvedere neighborhood with Professor Keith N. Morgan, architectural historian.
The lecture, entitled The national and regional context for the Belvedere neighborhood: Wellesley’s premier example of suburban planning, will focus 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? Professor Morgan will discuss the national background for this development and how the neighborhood relates to comparable suburban subdivisions in Metropolitan Boston. He will examine the role of two families in the creation and control of what was the largest real estate development in Wellesley when it was launched and how the fine buildings and consistent landscape define a place a genuine significance. 
Advanced Registration Required.
Please email Amanda Fisher, Executive Director, director@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org, with any questions.
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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