Sunday, April 6, lecture 10:00 a.m., house tour 11:00 a.m.
Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass.
Free to Historic New England members and Lincoln residents, $5 nonmembers
Ogden Codman, Jr., attained professional prominence in Gilded Age society as a co-author with Edith Wharton of the best-selling design manual The Decoration of Houses. Drawing upon classical influences from both sides of the Atlantic, he designed buildings and interiors for clients including Vanderbilts and Rockefellers. An architectural historian, he also documented historic structures in America and France, a legacy that continues to aid scholars today. Discover the life and oeuvre of this transatlantic tastemaker during a talk featuring quotes and images from Historic New England’s archives, followed by a tour highlighting Codman’s 1890s redecoration of his family home, the Codman Estate.
The lecture takes place in the Carriage House followed by an optional tour of the Codman House museum.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lincoln Cultural council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Registration is required. Please call 781-259-8098 for more information. Purchase tickets now