American Architectural Styles: From 1700 to Present

This class reviews America’s rich architectural heritage, from the earliest log cabin to the largest cathedral. These buildings are accessible historic artifacts that directly link the past and present. A building’s style is like the personality of a person, and is its unique look or design. The architectural style (label) is just a way to express a building’s appearance.

Class participants will learn how to identify historic American architectural styles and understand why certain styles were popular during particular periods of time. First session will focus on pre-World War II buildings and the second session will focus on post-war buildings.

Dates: Saturday, October 22 & Saturday, October 29th (two session class)

Meets: Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Class size: 16 maximum

Instructors:  Paula Mohr, PhD, Architectural Historian and Preservationist  and Tina Rhodes, Assoc. AIA, Genesis Architecture

Cost: $50 per student

Registration: Urbandale Community Education – look in “Special Interest” category.