Probing a Tradition: Virginia’s Colonial Revival Architecture. A Lecture by Calder Loth.
Join us at The Branch Museum on Thursday, May 11th, at 6 PM for a lecture with Architectural Historian, Calder Loth.
This lecture will offer an illustrated presentation on Virginia’s Colonial Revival architecture. Much of the Commonwealth, and especially Richmond, is defined by colonial-style buildings: houses, churches, schools, public buildings, shops, and offices, some more than a century old. Many are comforted by the aesthetics of our colonial period and continue to maintain it in new construction. Whether we celebrate or deride this heritage, it needs to be understood.
Calder Loth is the retired Senior Architectural Historian of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources where he still serves part-time. His publications include The Virginia Landmarks Register, Virginia Landmarks of Black History, Lost Virginia, as well as numerous articles relating to historic preservation and classical architecture. In 2008 Loth was the first recipient of the Secretary of the Interior’s Preservation Award for service to state preservation programs. In 2017 he received the Virginia AIA Honor Award for significant contributions to the understanding of Virginia’s built environment. He also serves on the Virginia Art and Architectural Review Board and on the University of Virginia Historic Preservation Advisory Committee. Several of his video lectures are available on YouTube.