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.

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.