Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Traditional Architecture in the Delaware Valley
Join us as author Jim Garrison discusses how immigration to southeastern Pennsylvania during the colonial era brought with it many building traditions. Garrison’s illustrated program will demonstrate how early building techniques coalesced into a powerful local vernacular. From the great country houses surrounding Philadelphia to those further outside the city, this style persists even today.
A major figure in the development of this architectural style was architect R. Brognard Okie. The presentation will examine local examples of the style, including Okie’s masterpieces, as well as some of his contemporary descendants.
Lectures are FREE and open to the public.
A brief Society business meeting will occur prior to the start of the lecture.
Episcopal Church of Our Saviour
The Parish House, Homestead Hall
821 Homestead Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046
(east side of Old York Road, one block south of the Jenkintown Library, and one block north of West Avenue)
The lecture series is sponsored by a grant from the Jenkinstown Lyceum. For more information please call the Old York Road Historical Society at 215–886–8590.