A Country House Lecture by Richard Guy Wilson
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2016
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Grace Auditorium
One Bungtown Road (off Rt. 25A), Laurel Hollow
Reservations are required:
$20 Members & Young Preservationists
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Alexander T. Stewart’s Garden City represented a new way of living that emerged during the second half of the nineteenth century. Imbued with the ideal of back to nature and individual home ownership, the garden type of American suburb became internationally famous. Drawing from SPLIA’s recent publication, Gardens of Eden: Long Island’s Early Twentieth-Century Planned Communities, this talk examines the origins of the planned residential community; how it impacted English suburbs and came back across the Atlantic as a model for new neighborhoods throughout the United States. Attention will be paid to the cultural conditions, planning, landscape and architecture in the period from 1850 to the 1920s.
Wine and cheese reception to follow.
SPLIA Headquarters, 161 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor