The second lecture presented by Historic Richmond at The Branch this Spring!
Thursday, March 22, 2018
On the Road—Gas Food and Lodging, Virginia’s Auto Age Architecture and its Preservation. From tourist camping in Bryan Park in the early 20th century to the diners, gas stations and Googie-infused burger joints of the mid-century period, Virginia, and the Richmond region, still features some great architecture built to serve automobile culture. Many of these buildings are fragile or ephemeral, but hardcore fans have gone to great lengths to preserve examples and celebrate these great American icons of Auto Age. The talk will feature historic background of roadside architecture and show successful examples of buildings reborn in their historic appearance.
Presenter: Marc Wagner, Architectural Historian, Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Lecture 6:00- 7:00 p.m. | Reception to follow 7:00- 8:00 p.m.
Questions about registration for this lecture can be directed to Historic Richmond.