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Kevin Murphy Among Architectural Historians Remembering America’s Lost Buildings

Posted by on Friday, September 1, 2017 in HART, VRC.

The Conversation, “Remembering America’s Lost Buildings(August 31, 2017) on historic preservation:   Unfortunately, all cannot be salvaged. Preservation efforts must be galvanized; they require mobilization, time and resources. We reached out to five architecture professors and posed the following question: What’s one American structure you wish had been saved?

While their responses vary – from an unassuming home nestled in the suburbs of Boston to a monument of 19th-century wealth and glamour – none of the structures could resist the tides of decay, development and discrimination. . . . Read more in The Conversation, including Kevin Murphy’s article on the Rachel Raymond House, Belmont, Massachusetts.  Murphy is Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and professor/chair of the History of Art department.

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