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Lounsbury to speak on Mathews antebellum homes

Dr. Carl Lounsbury, a noted architectural historian, will give a public presentation on “Architectural Fieldwork in Mathews County 2019-21” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Kingston Parish House, 370 Main Street, Mathews.

Lounsbury, who retired from a 35-year career at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in 2016, has researched English and colonial American public buildings, churches, meetinghouses and theaters. He was involved in the restoration of many buildings in Williamsburg’s historic area, including the courthouse and market house.

Since 2002, Lounsbury has taught courses in architectural history at the College of William and Mary. He is an active consultant in architectural research and preservation and is the co-editor of Buildings and Landscapes, the journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum.

Among Lounsbury’s numerous published works are “The Chesapeake House: Architectural Investigation by Colonial Williamsburg” and “The Material World of Eyre Hall: Fo...

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