Mar 1 2018

The Secret Language of Houses: An Evening with Virginia Savage McAlester

Thursday, March 1 - 6pm to 7pm
Chateau Bellevue, 708 San Antonio Street - Enter from Nueces Street


We are at capacity and will not be selling additional tickets at the door. If you've already purchased your tickets, your name will be at check-in.

Join Preservation Austin and the UTSOA Student Historic Preservation Association for "The Secret Language of Houses," a special lecture by legendary architectural historian, preservationist, and activist Virginia Savage McAlester, Honorary AIA.
Ms. McAlester’s A Field Guide to American Houses is a standard guide to our nation’s residential architecture across all eras and regions. Using text, line drawings and photos, this groundbreaking book is widely considered the first and best of its kind, and is beloved by enthusiasts and professionals alike. It was named one of 1984’s ten most outstanding reference books by the American Library Association and received an honor award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A revised, updated, and greatly expanded second edition was released in 2013. 

McAlester has been a leader in historic preservation, both nationally and in her hometown of Dallas. In 1984 she formed the Friends of Fair Park, which successfully petitioned to protect the permanent buildings in Dallas' Fair Park, site of the Texas State Fair and Cotton Bowl. She was a founding member of Preservation Dallas; is an Adviser Emeritii for The National Trust for Historic Preservation; and has served on the board of Preservation Dallas and The Dallas Landmark Commission.

WATERLOO CIRCLE members receive complimentary admission and are invited to a special reception with Ms. McAlester following the lecture. Join the Waterloo Circle HERE.

STUDENT ADMISSION is free. If you have already RSVP-ed, please show your valid student ID at the door.

Chateau Bellevue offers complimentary parking; enter lot from Nueces Street between 7th and 8th Streets. Building entrance is under the Chateau Bellevue awning. Take the elevator to the first floor.