Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Landscape architecture history with Esley Hamilton

Please join us Tuesday night, November 28, when renowned architectural historian Esley Hamilton will speak on "The History of Landscape Architecture in St. Louis".  

The lecture will start at 6:30 in the Carnegie Room on the 3rd floor of Central Library.  
The Steedman Room will be open for viewing from 6:00 to 6:25.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Harris Armstrong, St. Louis Modernist

Please join us Tuesday evening, October 24 to hear architect and architectural historian Andrew Raimist discuss the architecture of Harris Armstrong.  Mr. Raimist is the leading authority on the life and work of Harris Armstrong, who was the earliest St. Louis architect to see an International Style building erected and eventually the dean of St. Louis Modernists.  This talk presents an opportunity to hear the latest in Raimist’s research and thinking about Armstrong’s remarkable achievement.  The Steedman Room will be open from 6 p.m. to 6:30. 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Missouri's Roadside Architecture, September 26, 2017




Please join us as we resume our series of architectural talks co-sponsored by the St. Louis SAH chapter.  On Tuesday, September 26, Bill Hart (Executive Director of Missouri Preservation) will speak on "Missouri's Roadside Architecture".
For more details, see:  https://slpl.bibliocommons.com/events/580155356b4dc70100f03d05

The talk will begin at 6:30 pm in the third floor Carnegie Room of Central Library.

Books on roadside architecture and Route 66 will be on display and available for checkout.  For a partial list of these, see:  Roadside Architecture -- Charming and Quirky

Monday, April 10, 2017

Architecture of Cuba talk on April 25

Please join us for the next in our series of architectural talks.  On Tuesday, April 25, architect and architectural historian John Guenther will speak on "Observations from Cuba:  The Architecture of Havana, Matanzas, and Varadero".  Mr. Guenther visited Cuba last Spring with a group from the American Institute of  Architects, and is anxious to share his experiences.

The talk will begin at 6:30 pm in the third floor Carnegie Room of Central Library.

Books on Cuban architecture will be on display and available for checkout.  For a partial list of these, see:  
The Arts of Cuba, A List

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

We continue our series of architectural lectures on the evening of March 28, with Andrew Weil, Executive Director of the Landmarks Association of St. Louis.  He will discuss some of the organization's previous Most Endangered and Most Enhanced buildings.  Please note that this is not the announcement of this year's buildings.

The Steedman Room will be open for viewing from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm, followed by the lecture in Central Library's Carnegie Room (third floor).

Thursday, January 5, 2017


The Steedman Library is again pleased to be co-hosting this year's series of talks by the St. Louis Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. 


The first will be held on the evening of Tuesday, February 28, at Central Library.  The Steedman Room will be open for viewing from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm, followed by the lecture in the Second Floor Training Room. 



Gary Tetley, architect, architectural historian, and well-known photographer, will be presenting, "Unraveling the Mysteries of Theodore Link's Architectural Practice".  He will focus on some of the previously unknown young architects in Link's office who made significant contributions to the firm's output.



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Steedman / SAH lectures for 2017 are announced


We are once again thrilled to announce the 2017 series of architectural talks jointly sponsored by the Steedman Library and the local chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.  All will be held at the Central Library of the St. Louis Public Library on Tuesday nights.  At 6:00 pm, the Steedman Room will be open for viewing, and at 6:30 pm the talks will begin.  Here is a brief schedule -- keep tuning in for more details as the date for each one draws closer.


Tuesday, February 28
Unraveling the Mysteries of Theodore Link's Architectural Practice
Gary Tetley, Managing Agent and Architect of Mainline Group Architect, architectural historian, and photographer


Tuesday, March 28
Landmarks of St. Louis: Most Endangered and Most Enhanced
Andrew Weil, Executive Director, Landmarks Association of St. Louis


Tuesday, April 25
Observations from Cuba: The Architecture of Havana, Matanzas, and Varadero
John Guenther, architect and architectural historian


Tuesday, September 26
Missouri's Roadside Architecture
Bill Hart, Executive Director, Missouri Preservation


Tuesday, October 24
Harris Armstrong, St. Louis Modernist
Andrew Raimist, architect, designer, photographer, architectural historian


Tuesday, November 28
The History of Landscape Architecture in St. Louis
Esley Hamilton, architectural and preservation historian