An Old House Primer

Date: June 20, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm  to  4:30 pm

An Old House Primer: A workshop on the vernacular architecture of the Southcoast led by Eric Gradoia
1 PM – 4.30 PM Saturday June 20 at the Handy House 202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport

Architectural historian Eric Gradoia provides an overview of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early-nineteenth century domestic architecture of the Southcoast. A discussion of common house forms, building plans, and architectural details unique to each period will be explored. The evolution of the common domestic residence will be examined with respect to changes in architectural trends, advances in construction technology, and the role social customs played in the arrangement of one’s home. A tour of the Handy house will illustrate key points and concepts of the talk. Eric Gradoia’s familiarity with historic buildings grows out of over twenty years of involvement in studying and documenting cultural resources throughout the country. In addition to independent consulting, Eric Gradoia is an Architectural Historian with the Albany firm of Mesick, Cohen, Wilson, Baker Architects and an adjunct faculty member in the Historic Preservation Program at Roger Williams University. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited!

$20 for Westport Historical Society members
$30 for non-members

Pre-registration required. To reserve your seat, please mail a check to Westport Historical Society PO Box N188, Westport MA 02790
please pay by PAYPAL