Architecture can serve as a record of the ways people thought about and used their built environment. Likewise, buildings and monuments shape the identity of a community - physical and visual prompts for the stories we tell about ourselves and our history.
On Sunday, December 11, preservationist and design historian Holly Wahlberg gave an inspiring lecture in the galleries at Barrett Art Center Tea & Talk, while attendees enjoyed a full English-style tea, complete with scones and clotted cream, tea sandwiches, cookies and teas provided by Harney & Sons.
Thank you, Holly, for bringing the important architectural history of Poughkeepsie alive with the stories of the people who designed and built these gems, some of which are no longer extant. A call for all of us to advocate for the preservation of the unique built environment here in Poughkeepsie.