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2023 Spring

Classes are free for members

Registration begins 3/6/23

Central Maine’s Modern
Architectural History

Instructor: Dan Mitchell

Thursdays • 6 classes – 3/23-4/27 • 5:30-6:30 PM

Class size 5-24 students
24 seats remaining
Location: Zoom only
Field visits will be arranged (TBA) to view structures up close and in person. 

This six week course will cover five blocks of time (1900-1920, 1920-1930, 1930-1940, 1940-1960, 1960-Present). Classes will be roughly one hour, and we’ll look at slides of examples of local architecture from each period; making connections to the larger architectural themes of that period. Many of the local examples will be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We’ll talk about historic preservation in general, and discuss how structures can become listed. Also, we’ll analyze recent structures (from the last 50 years) that could merit future preservation. Student input is greatly encouraged! Students can offer suggestions for customized additions to the course. Students will receive a printed copy of the week’s notes, as well as a list of the 20, or so, local structures mentioned each week. The notes have the potential to be used as a self-guided driving (or walking) tour of Maine’s architectural history.

Dan Mitchell is a former restoration carpenter who is the property manager at Vaughan Woods Historic Homestead in Hallowell.

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COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Masks are required in classrooms, unless waived by the instructor. We recommend carrying a mask at all times while on the campus to use as needed.
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