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If You Love Architecture, This is For You!

As Buffalo
prepares for the National Trust for Preservation conference in 2011 (and this
is a big deal by the way), the the E.B. Green Society began thinking that
Buffalo deserves to have an organization that promotes serious and
rigorous study of our magnificent and nationally under-appreciated
architectural heritage. 

The E. B. Green Society was started two years ago, when
a small group of architecture enthusiasts started meeting informally on a
monthly basis with little more than a desire to promote and protect the works
of Buffalo’s greatest architect, E. B. Green. In that time they developed a
real as well as a virtual community actively discussing Green’s architecture,
organized E.B. Green walking tours (for BuffaloTours), and advocated on behalf
of threatened Green properties. 

As they continued to meet, they decided it
was time to encourage scholarship into all of Buffalo’s architects and
architecture, not just Green & Wicks. To that end they proposed
establishing a Buffalo chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH).

The SAH
mission:

“The
Society’s 3,500 members include architectural historians, architects,
preservationists, students, professionals in allied fields and the interested
public. It was founded in 1940. Its  membership  is open to everyone,
regardless of profession or expertise, who is interested in the study,
interpretation, andprotection of historically significant buildings, sites,
cities and landscapes.”

If you would
like to help make a local SHS chapter a reality please come to the initial
chapter planning meeting. Monday, October 19, 2009 at 7:00 pm, J.P. Bullfeathers, Fireplace Room, 1010 Elmwood Avenue (north of Bidwell). Food & drink are Dutch treat.

Meeting Agenda

• Answer questions about SAH

• Go over chapter requirements

• Appoint a steering committee

• Assign tasks

• Schedule a regular meeting

 

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