‘Modern Houses of Louisville’ @ Speed Art Museum

Thursday, Oct. 28

Speed Art Museum
2031 S. Third St. • 634-2700

Free; 6 p.m.

Louisville may be best known for its abundance of Victorian architecture, but it’s really a city with a variety of building styles. Architectural historian Steve Wiser, author of “Modern Houses of Louisville,” is presenting the U of L Morgan Lecture on the housing that first sprang up during the Great Depression. “At first, these dwellings were very basic in form,” says Wiser. “Flat roof, no ornamentation, and open interiors were the primary distinguishing features … Over the past seven decades, modern houses have evolved into a creative, distinctive blend of artistic and sculptural forms and spaces.”

Wiser will sign books after the lecture as well as on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. at Destinations Bookstore, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, and later that Saturday at 4 p.m. at Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave. —Jo Anne Triplett

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