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A Guided Tour of Architecturally Significant Homes of Salem, MA

Salem, Mass. contains one of the greatest concentrations of notable pre-1900
domestic structures extant in the U.S. Of particular interest are the numerous
Federal Era townhouses and free standing homes lining Chestnut Street –
considered one of the most beautiful streetscapes in America. We will not only see
the impressive exterior facades along this street, but also be invited inside by the
current owners to view the significant details of the first floors.

The tour will be led by the prominent lecturer, curator, and scholar, Dean
Lahikainen, the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art at
the Peabody Essex Museum of Salem. Mr. Lahikainen is the author of Samuel
McIntire, Carving an American Style, the book associated with the hugely
successful exhibit of 2007 - 2008, which explored McIntire’s architectural

Attendance will be limited to 25 people. We will walk in the historic district and be
admitted to 4 private homes, plus one home owned by Historic New England.
There will be a social hour after the tour at a private home, with hors d’oeuvres and wine.

Saturday, September 13th from 1:30PM to 5PM 

Gathering at 1:15PM at 9 Chestnut Street, Hamilton Hall - the Chestnut Street side entrance

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Landscape Architecture & Architecture of Wellesley College

Professor Emeritus Dr. Peter Fergusson will lead a tour of Wellesley College with a focus on the landscape & architecture of the campus. With its natural glacial topography, master plans by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and Michael Van Valkenburgh, and Elizabethan Gothic Revival architecture, Wellesley College has long been recognized as combining landscape architecture & architecture to create one of the masterpieces of campus design in North America. Fergusson co-authored ‘The Landscape & Architecture of Wellesley College’, and will provide information and insight as he leads a walking tour of the campus. After the tour, there will be a reception at James Beard award-winning chef Ming Tsai’s Blue Ginger featuring hors d’oeuvres and wine.

Sunday, October 5th at 11am

Attendance limited to 40 people.

Wellesley College
106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481
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5th Annual Bulfinch Awards