Thursday, November 7, 2013

TONIGHT @ 7:00!!

Thursday Nov. 7th at 7:00 pm
Chicago’s Monadnock Building with Richard Scaramelli

A landmark of American architectural history, the Monadnock Building (1889-1892) in Chicago played a critical role in the development of the skyscraper. Why was it named after “our” mountain? What were its connections to New England? Drawing upon published and original research, Richard Scaramelli describes the unusual origins of this structure, its absolutely unique features, and overall significance. Scaramelli brings to this presentation a lifelong interest in architectural history. A past president of the Historical Society of Cheshire County, he wrote Surry: A Twentieth Century History, and led the compilation of the walking tour guide of Keene, Shire Town by Foot, among other works. He resides in Swanzey, where he currently serves as Trustee of Trust Funds, and trustee-treasurer of the Mt. Caesar Union Library. Free and open to all.

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