Architectural Historian Martin Wachadlo to Speak at Daemen
Architectural Historian Martin Wachadlo to Speak at Daemen on
History of Buffalo Architecture
September 26, 2011
Information: Daemen Conference &
Architectural Historian Martin Wachadlo, a member of Preservation Buffalo Niagara, will speak 7 p.m. October 13, 2011, in Rosary Hall on the Daemen College campus, 4380 Main Street, in Amherst. This is the first event for 2011/2012 in the Sister Jeanne File Art History Memorial Lecture Series at Daemen.
The title of Wachadlo's presentation will be "A History of Buffalo Architecture." This event is free and open to the public. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from The New York Council for the Humanities.
Wachadlo is also speaking to the National Preservation Conference, which will be in Buffalo October 19-22, following his talk at Daemen. Among the many opportunities the National Preservation Conference will offer will be field sessions to Buffalo's world-class architecture and tours of the Roycroft Campus, birthplace of the Arts and Crafts movement.
"Buffalo is an essential city for great architecture," noted Wachadlo. "It is one of only three American cities -- New York and Chicago being the other two -- which feature works done by Wright, Richardson, and Sullivan, the three great masters of American architecture."
Wachadlo, who holds an advanced degree in architecture, is considered an expert on Buffalo's stock of old buildings compiling neighborhood surveys, researching historic districts, and drafting National Register nominations.
The Sister Jeanne File Art History Memorial Lecture Series is named after Jeanne File, OSF, an art historian and internationally known calligrapher, who was one of seven Sisters of St. Francis who founded the former Rosary Hill College in 1947. Sister Jeanne served as head of the Rosary Hill College Art Department for its first 24 years, writing and designing the early curriculum for what was, initially, the largest program at the College.