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Thursday, November 20, presentation 7:00 pm–8:30pm

Regional History and Architectural Insights

Paul Duchscherer, historic Preservation and Design History

• Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave.  $10 members, $15 general.

This lecture will show that the term “Victorian” describes a time period, and not a specific style.  In fact, the Victorian era (1837-1910), is characterized by a procession of distinctly different styles, most of which can be described as “historic revival” styles.  The San Francisco Bay Area’s development in the 19th century reflected these national trends.  This lecture explores the characteristics of each style through local examples, as seen in Paul’s book Victorian Glory, recently published by Schiffer.  Coverage priority is given to Bay Area house museums that are open to the public, including several exceptional Oakland examples. Book signing! Mr. Duchscherer's new book will be available for purhcase. 


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