POSTPONED Worcester's Architectural Terra Cotta Lecture

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Architecture - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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Preservation Worcester Park View Room
230 Park Avenue
Worcester, MA 01609
Cost: Free for PW members, $10 for non members
Description: POSTPONED - Due to the COVID-19 concerns in North America and across the world; it is with great disappointment we have decided to postpone our terracotta lecture. Please watch our website and social media for more information about rescheduling.

Terracotta architectural ornament had been used in Italy since ancient times and in England since at least the 18th century, yet, the manufacture of architectural terracotta did not begin in the United States until the middle of the 19th century. A little known fact about architectural terracotta is that some of the earliest examples of American-made architectural terracotta have a Worcester connection. In the 1840s, Elbridge Boyden, the architect of Mechanics Hall encouraged a potter in nearby West Sterling to make him some samples, which turned out to be successful. Boyden acted as a middleman to get the business started. Between about 1851 and 1860, this potter and his successors manufactured architectural terracotta in Worcester. Learn more in this final installment of our Winter Lecture Series.

Free for PW Members
$10 for Non Members
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Last Modified: March 13, 2020 at 8:56 AM

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