Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Steedman/SAH 2018 lectures are announced

We are thrilled to partner once again with the St. Louis Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians to present the 2018 lineup of architectural talks.  All will be held at Central Library of the St. Louis Public Library on Tuesday nights.  From 6:00 pm to 6:25 pm, the Steedman Library will be open for viewing, and the talks will start at 6:30 pm, in the Carnegie Room on the third floor.  Here is a brief schedule -- keep tuning in for more details as the dates of each talk approach.

SPRING  2018

February 27.  Candace O'Connor, author and editor, discusses "The Splendid Architecture of the Central West End."

March 27.  NiNi Harris, author and architectural historian, discusses "Holly Hills."

April 24.  Michael R. Allen, architectural historian and Director of the Preservation Research Office, discusses "A Few Stones Left Upon One Another:  Historic Preservation."

FALL  2018

September 25.  John C. Guenther, architect and architectural historian, discusses "Hadrian to Hadid -- The Architecture of Rome Across Time."

October 23.  Peter Wollenberg, architectural conservator, discusses  "Housing the Mentally Ill:  A Look at the History and Architecture of Asylums in America."

November 27.  Richard Mueller, architectural historian and retired teacher, discusses "Contemporary Architecture of Mexico City."

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Study architectural history with Andrew Raimist

Here's your chance to learn architectural history from Andrew Raimist, architect, architectural historian (the expert on Harris Armstrong), photographer, and Steedman Library Adviser.  Anyone can enroll in the course, held at St. Louis Community College at Meramec, starting January 16.  The course meets twice a week and covers modern architecture from the Industrial Revolution to the present.  For details, check out the SLCC-Meramec website:

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:

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).