Orlando Ridout V Memorial Lecture
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture
Time: 7 pm
Historic Annapolis and the Maryland Historical Trust invite you to virtually attend the fourth annual Orlando Ridout V Memorial Lecture. Following an introduction by Marcia Miller of the Maryland Historical Trust, Thomas Reinhart, Director of Preservation at George Washington's Mount Vernon, will present the lecture No Other Guide But His Eye: The Design and Construction of George Washington's Townhouses on Capitol Hill.
In 1798, former President George Washington undertook the building of two joined rental houses near the US Capitol in a bid to encourage development in the new federal city. While the structures do not survive, an extremely detailed written record of their construction provides insight in to their construction and building practices in the early Federal period.
Cost: Free, with a suggested donation of $10.
This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Carolyn Currin at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website.
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