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The Architecture of John Bacon Hutchings and E. T. Hutchings

Thursday, August 31, 2017: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue: The Filson Historical Society

Add To Calendar   31/08/2017 18:00:00 31/08/2017 19:00:00 America/Anguilla The Architecture of John Bacon Hutchings and E. T. Hutchings Thursday, August 31 | 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Architect Steve Wiser will give a presentation on early 1900s residential architect John Bacon Hutchings and his son, E. T. Hutchings. The Filson Historical Society, 1310 South 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40208 The Filson Historical Society info@filsonhistorical.org false DD/MM/YYYY


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In the early 1900s, Louisville residential development began to change dramatically. Instead of living near their places of work, the introduction of the automobile allowed Louisvillians to move further outside the city, giving them the opportunity to build elegant houses surrounded by scenic estates.  The Olmsted landscape firm was completing the parks system at the same time, which attracted new home construction.  And, the local architect who implemented many of these grand residences was John Bacon Hutchings.  Not trained as an architect, Hutchings employed his natural talent to build beautiful designs such as the Ballard mansion (now known as ‘Melcombe’), Glen Entry, Edgecombe, Midlands, and many others. His son, E. T. Hutchings continued his father’s grand projects such as Spindletop in Lexington and the Taylor mansion, commonly known as ‘Four Courts.’ Architect and historian Steve Wiser will explore these and many other of their high-profile projects in this fascinating review of two architects who made a major quality impact on our city.  

Steve Wiser is the author of several local architecture and history books including: Distinctive Houses of Louisville, Modern Houses of Louisville, Louisville Tapestry: People and Places who helped create America’s Most Livable City, and Louisville Sites to See by DESIGN.


The Architecture of John Bacon Hutchings and E. T. Hutchings

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