Charles Belfoure talks about his new book at Wednesday’s Forum

prrCharles Belfoure :: Edmund G. Lind; Anglo-American Architect of Baltimore and the South

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Johns Hopkins Downtown Center
Corner of Fayette & Charles
Map & Directions

Charles Belfoure, author of Edmund G. Lind; Anglo-American Architect of Baltimore and the South will discuss his research and Lind’s place in the history of American architecture.  This book is the latest publication of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.

Lind is one of the prominent 19th century Baltimore Architects whose canon of work has been studied and categorized by the Dead Architect Society, a project of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.  Lind has a distinguished career in Baltimore from 1855 until 1882, when he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where he practiced for a decade before returning to Baltimore in 1893.

The lecture format is a presentation followed by audience Q&A.  The audience is invited to bring a brown bag lunch.

Launched in 1987 by AIA Baltimore, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation is a non-profit, educational, public-oriented outreach organization. The Foundation focuses its attention and energies on helping to promote an understanding of and an appreciation for Baltimore’s built environment – it does this through publishing books on Baltimore’s architecture, walking tours, lectures, public programs, and an architecture-in-the-schools program. The Foundation is also actively engaged in researching the early architectural firms and practitioners of architecture in Baltimore.

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Jim Dilts, railroad and architectural historian and former Sun reporter and columnist on how the B&O Office Building reopens as a Kimpton Hotel and the railroad’s Locust Point grain elevator becomes Silo Point.

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October 21

The Honorable Duncan Keir, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland.

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October 28

Michael Murphy, FAIA, Murphy and Dittenhafer Architects, former member Baltimore City Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation.

Architecture Books in the Collection of the Library at Evergreen

November 4

Earle Havens, Curator of Rare Books, Johns Hopkins University.