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2020 Cooley House Lecture – A Tale of Three Cities

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Join us for the Cooley House Foundation’s FREE Fall Lecture by Michael Thomson, Vice President of the Walter Burley Griffin Society of Australia, as he discusses an epic tale, with an almost Dickensian plot that is full of twists and intrigues.  It commences with Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin’s struggle against bureaucratic interference as they strive to steer their ideal landscape architectural vision for Australia’s new capital city, Canberra, into a reality.

The story shifts between the dashed hopes and disappointments in Canberra, to Melbourne and Sydney, where Walter and Marion’s extraordinary creative partnership triumphs.  Their inspired buildings and suburban planning in these two cities secure a lasting legacy to their more than twenty-year practice in their ‘adopted’ country.

Marion Mahony Griffin and Walter Burley Griffin designed the Cooley House for Monroe, Louisiana in 1908.  It was constructed in 1926 and is a rare example of Prairie style architecture in the southern United States.

This is a VIRTUAL Presentation that begins at 7:00 p.m. (CST).  Registrants will be emailed a link to join the presentation.
Please consider supporting the preservation of the Cooley House by becoming a member here at cooleyhouse.org.

Sponsored by:
The Family of Gregory Stone
Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation
West Monroe/West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce

Details

Date:
October 8
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Cooley House Foundation
Phone:
4097711973
Email:
info@cooleyhouse.org
Website:
cooleyhouse.org

Tickets

Unlimited available
Cooley House Lecture - A Tale of Three CitiesFreeJoin us for this virtual presentation live from Australia, as Michael Thomson, Vice President of the Walter Burley Griffin Society of Australia, discusses the trials, tribulations and successes in Canberra, Melborne and Sydney. The presentation is free and directions for joining the presentation will be emailed to those who register.