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Southern Homes and Plan Books, Spons. by Anne Architecture

Presented by WABE, Emory, Local Interest, Nonfiction Tracks

2019-09-01 15:45:00 2019-09-01 16:30:00 America/New_York Southern Homes and Plan Books, Spons. by Anne Architecture Decatur Library

Sunday, September 01
3:45pm - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-09-01 15:45:00 2019-09-01 16:30:00 America/New_York Southern Homes and Plan Books, Spons. by Anne Architecture Come learn from the authors of <i>Southern Homes and Plan Books</i>, which showcases the architectural legacy and design philosophy of Leila Ross Wilburn (1885–1967). Decatur Library

Come learn from the authors of <i>Southern Homes and Plan Books</i>, which showcases the architectural legacy and design philosophy of Leila Ross Wilburn (1885–1967).

Southern Homes and Plan Books showcases the architectural legacy and design philosophy of Leila Ross Wilburn (1885–1967), a legacy that includes hundreds of houses in a variety of popular house styles, from bungalows to ranch houses, built using Wilburn’s plan books during the first six decades of the twentieth century. Wilburn opened her own firm in Atlanta in 1908 and practiced until her death in 1967. She published nine plan books that offered mail order house designs to contractors, builders, and prospective homeowners and allowed them the ease of choosing a preconceived design and construction plan. Sarah J. Boykin and Susan M. Hunter provide a survey of the southern homes built from Wilburn’s plan books, examining Wilburn’s architectural legacy and her achievements as a plan book architect. The book provides beautiful photographs of houses built from her plans, along with illustrations from the plan books themselves and other related documents from the time. Readers can thus see how her designs were realized as individual houses and also how they influenced the development of some of the Atlanta area’s beloved historical neighborhoods, most notably Druid Hills, Morningside, Virginia-Highland, and Candler Park, as well as the McDonough–Adams–Kings Highway (MAK) Historic District in Decatur. Today, Wilburn’s houses are enjoyed as appealing, historic homes and represent some of the richest examples of southern vernacular architecture to emerge from the plan book tradition.

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Decatur Library Auditorium

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