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A Change to Suburbia
Jeff Groff, Historian, Lecturer
September 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7 PM Reception, 7:30 PM Lecture
We are excited to welcome back Jeff Groff as our guest speaker. Jeff is currently Estate Historian at Winterthur and holds an MA from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture at the University of Delaware. His research interests include architecture and interiors of American country places, the Colonial Revival, Quaker life, garden history, and “gentlemen farming.”
Jeff brings us “A Change to Suburbia” which will examine the period from the 1930s to the 1960s, the end of the great estate era and the development of the Main Line as the suburb we know today. This is the time when the first malls were being built and corporations began moving out of Philadelphia. The work of architects such as Walter Durham and Brognard Okie are featured, as well as examples of modernism including those in the area around Chester Springs.
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