06 August 2014

Colloquium on Ottawa Gothic, September 26-27, 2014

Mark your calendars for September 26-27, 2014, when Carleton’s History Department, with the assistance of the Dean of FASS, Heritage Ottawa, and the Pinhey’s Point Foundation, will co-sponsor a landmark colloquium on Ottawa’s domestic Gothic architecture, including tours, lectures, an exhibit, and a keynote address by Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin from University of Kent School of Architecture in the UK.

A dozen stone villas combined a revolutionary floor plan with fashionable Tudor style. Their distinctive and unusual ‘pinwheel’ plan originated in England with the father of the Gothic Revival, A.W.N. Pugin. The English architects who came to Ottawa in the 1850s to compete for the Parliamentary contract brought this form with them. The houses they designed for the leaders of local society, including the Pinhey, Hill, and Christie families, did much to vitalize the residential architecture of the dawning capital.

Lectures by:
Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin 
University of Kent School of Architecture 
David Jeanes 
Vice-President, Heritage Ottawa 
Ian Badgley 
Archaeologist, National Capital Commission

For further information:  www.carleton.ca/history or contact Bruce.Elliott@carleton.ca

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