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Ward Wellington Ward in Rochester, New York
May 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ward Wellington Ward (1875-1932) was the quintessential Arts and Crafts architect. His designs reflect the popular architectural styles of the time, but always with exquisite attention to detail and the use of the finest materials and craftsmen available. Ward practiced architecture in Syracuse, NY for only 18 years (1908 to 1926). While two-thirds of the more than 280 houses which he designed during that period are found in the Syracuse area, a surprising number (38-45) were for locations in Rochester, NY and its suburbs of Brighton and Pittsford and Irondequoit. These homes still beautifully impact their locations today. Most of his designs are well documented, thanks to art historian Cleota Reed, but some designs have recently been “discovered” and several of his later Rochester commissions remain mysteries. The Rochester Ward Project is seeking to clear up these questions and see Ward’s Rochester treasures become part of the National Register of Historic Places. Presenter Arlene Wright Vanderlinde, ASID, CID, is a graduate of Syracuse University and has practiced interior design for over four decades. She is principal in the firm of Wright Design Associates. Her specialty is residential, commercial and institutional structures that are considered historic. Ms. Vanderlinde is now “partially” retired so she can pursue her passions of historical research and writing.
This event is presented by the Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York.