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







Thursday, October 27, 2016

Architecture of Norway, Nov. 15

Please join us Tuesday, November 15 for the final event in this year's series of talks co-sponsored by the Steedman Library and the local chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.  

Architect John Guenther will speak on the architecture, old and new, of Norway at 6:30 pm in the Carnegie Room of Central Library.  

The Steedman Room will be open for viewing from 6:00 to 6:30. 

And, stayed tuned for the announcement of next year's lineup of great speakers and topics! 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Architecture of Scotland, Part 2, October 25

Please join us for the 5th in our series of talks co-sponsored by the  Society of Architectural Historians, "Architecture Around the World".  



Architectural historian Esley Hamilton will speak on "The Architecture of Scotland, Part 2" at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, October 25 in the Carnegie Room of Central Library.

The Steedman Room will be open for viewing from 6:00 to 6:30, as well!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Amanda Burke's cemetery preservation lecture

Tuesday (09/27/16) night, Amanda Burke's informative talk on the documentation and care of historic cemeteries and grave markers was a real success.

Related books, and new architecture books, were available for checkout.
Attendees learned quite a lot, and were grateful that Missouri's State Historic Preservation Office now has forms online to document and request help from the agency.  One example is this Cemetery Survey Form PDF:  http://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/docs/Cemetery%20Survey%20Form.pdf