Learn about the Fan with the Virginia Center for Architecture

Find out about the influences that created your house.

It’s easy to forget what a historical spot we live in. The Fan especially is chock full of historical tidbits waiting to be discovered.

Every Thursday during the month of October the Virginia Center for Architecture is hosting a lecture that will give insight into the neighborhoods we call home. The series is called Hidden in Plain Sight and every week takes on a new topic.

Series Tickets are $70 and $60 for members. Tickets for individual lectures are $20 or $15 for members. Tickets are limited and reservations are required. Register online and check out the subjects of each lecture below.

  • Fan Styles, the Free Style, and the Impact of H. H. Richardson – Thursday, October 2nd,  7–9 p.m. In this first lecture of the Hidden in Plain Sight series, Dr. Charles Brownell and Ray Bonis celebrate adventuresome nineteenth-century architectural styles in the Fan, culminating in the inspiration of the great H. H. Richardson. Read more.
  • German Legacies in the Fan – Thursday, October 9th, 7–9 p.m.  Bethany Gingrich discusses “Stained Glass, Pipe Organs and Other Crafts: German Legacies in the Fan.” Read more.
  • The Fan Townhouse – Thursday, October 16th,  7–9 p.m.  Bob Winthrop introduces “The ‘Ordinary’ Fan Townhouse.” Read more.
  • Ancient Objects in the Fan – Thursday, October 23rd, 7–9 p.m. Calder Loth discusses “Where It Comes From?” Read more.

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Richard Hayes

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