Saturday, January 26, 2019

2019 Society of Architectural Historians / Steedman Library Lecture Series

We are thrilled to announce the following lineup for the 2019 edition of this popular series of talks by architectural experts.  All take place at Central Library's Second Floor "Training Room" on Tuesday evenings.  See following posts, and the library's website, for more details as each one approaches.


Esley Hamilton - Alexander Girard: Architect, Furniture Designer, Artist
February 26, 2019

Elizabeth Rosin - The History and Development (and Redevelopment) of the Kemper Arena 
March 26, 2019

Eric Mumford - Ando and Le Corbusier 
April 23, 2019

2019 FALL

Peter Wollenberg - Housing the Mentally Ill, Part 2:  A Look at the History and Architecture of Asylums in the Midwest
September 24, 2019

Carol Grove & Cydney E. Millstein - Hare & Hare: Landscape Architects & City Planners, Kansas City
October 22, 2019 

NiNiHarris - The Evolution of Downtown St. Louis
November 19, 2019

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Michael Allen speaks on Historic Preservation, April 24

Please join us the evening of Tuesday, April 24 to hear architectural historian Michael R. Allen speak on historic preservation.  The lecture begins at 6:30 in Central Library's 2nd floor Training Room.  Preceding the talk (6:00 to 6:25), the Steedman Room will be open for viewing.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 27 lecture cancelled

We are sorry to report that, due to a personal emergency, NiNi Harris will not be able to present her talk on Holly Hills, as planned.   Please spread the word!

The Steedman Open House will still be held, however, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Candace O'Connor to speak about the CWE

Please join us for the first of this year's lecture series jointly sponsored by the Steedman Library and the local chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.  We kick off with Candace O'Connor, who will speak on "The Splendid Architecture of the Central West End" on the evening of February 27. 
The talk will be in the Carnegie Room (Third Floor) of Central Library at 6:30 pm.  Beforehand, drop in to view the Steedman Room at 6:00 pm.

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."  Cancelled -- see post of 3/15/18.

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.