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Date:
October 28, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
Address:
Framingham Public Library
Framingham, MA 01702
Contact:
508-532-5570
Cost:
Free
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Lifelong Learning: A Highway Runs Through It: American Cities and Modernization Before 1956

Thursday, October 28, 2021

In the early 20th century, the design of highway projects in American downtowns captivated the imaginations of city leaders, architects, and engineers alike. Learn about the evolution of these landscapes from architectural historian Dr. Finstein, who will present a lecture stemming from her new book, Modern Mobility Aloft: Elevated Highways, Architecture, And Urban Change in Pre-Interstate America. If you have not registered before, go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures to join our mailing list and to receive the Zoom link for each lecture.

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Amy Finstein, Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, College of the Holy Cross Highways today seem like the ever-present fixtures of our landscape, but that was not always the case. In the early 20th century, the design of highway projects in American downtowns captivated the imaginations of city leaders, architects, and engineers alike. The resulting projects brought the speed and forms of multi-level roads to city centers previously dominated by horses and streetcars. Learn about the evolution of these landscapes from architectural historian Dr. Finstein, who will present a lecture stemming from her new book, Modern Mobility Aloft: Elevated Highways, Architecture, And Urban Change in Pre-Interstate America. If you have not registered before, go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Lifelong-Learning-Lectures to join our mailing list and to receive the Zoom link for each lecture.
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