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The Architecture of William J Dodd

Thursday, March 22, 2018: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue: The Filson Historical Society

Add To Calendar   22/03/2018 18:00:00 22/03/2018 19:00:00 America/Atikokan The Architecture of William J Dodd Thursday, March 22, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Steve Wiser and Christopher T. White will give a presentation on the architecture of William J. Dodd, who created some of the city's most notable architectural landmarks. 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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William J. Dodd was not a native Louisvillian and he only lived here for about 25 years, but he created some of the city’s most notable architectural landmarks. Working independently or in partnership with several other well-known designers such as Mason Maury and Kenneth McDonald, he was responsible for projects like the Ferguson Mansion (now the Filson Historical Society), First Christian Church at Fourth at Breckinridge (now Immanuel Baptist Church), and the Louisville Trust Building at Fifth and Market. When he departed Louisville for Los Angeles, he continued his prolific career, working there with many notable designers including the acclaimed architect Julia Morgan and Lloyd Wright, Jr. Find out more about the fascinating career of William J. Dodd in this presentation by Christopher T. White and Steve Wiser, FAIA. Christopher T. White is on the faculty at University of Louisville School of Music where he teachers undergraduate and graduate courses in music history and literature. His ongoing historical research into the life and work of architect William James Dodd began in 1997 and includes data gathering forays to special collections and sites in Los Angeles, Chicago and Memphis, and as well in Kentucky to Frankfort and Lawrenceburg and includes extensive correspondence with relatives of Dodd's wife, all nephews now deceased.  Steve Wiser, FAIA, is a Louisville architect and historian who has written numerous books such as ‘Louisville Sites to See by DESIGN’ and ‘Historic Houses of Louisville’ as well as the tour guide of historic, scenic Cave Hill Cemetery. He earned his architectural education at the University of Cincinnati, and was recently named a ‘Fellow’ with the American Institute of Architects.  Mr. Wiser is also President of the Louisville Historical League.
The Architecture of William J Dodd

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