The Preservation Society of Fall River presents “The Mill In Time: A Lecture on Technology, Industry and Architecture in Fall River Mill Design” by Architectural Historian John Tschirch.
As one of the great manufacturing centers of the Industrial Revolution, Fall River, MA, has a collection of mill architecture illustrating state-of-the design of the mid-to-late 19th century. This lecture, illustrated with period drawings and photographs, reveals the progressive technologies of both Britain and the United States and how these influenced Fall River’s extraordinary industrial buildings, which are a significant part of the nation’s architectural heritage.
John Tschirch is an architectural historian, writer, and teacher. His latest books include America’s Eden: Newport Landscapes through the Ages (2022) and Newport: The Artful City (2020), which received the Victorian Society of America Book Award in 2021. John received his M.A. (1986) in Architectural History and Historic Preservation from the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. His thirty-year career in the preservation has brought him across the globe to study historic landmarks and landscapes. He also advises on historic preservation projects and has entered the world of historical fiction writing, inspired by his travels, with the publication of Gods and Girls: Tales of Art, Seduction and Obsession (2019).
The preservation of heritage sites of international significance is of foremost interest to John. He has lectured widely in the U.S. and abroad on architecture, landscapes and historic cities, from the Attingham Conference in London to Yale University’s Mellon Center Seminar on 18th Century French Design and the UNESCO sponsored conference on Architecture and Culture in Buenos Aires.
In honor of National Preservation Month, this event is free.
Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Special thank you to this events co-sponsors:
CIVITECTS Architecture and State Representative Carole Fiola!
When: May 17, 2023 6-8 p.m.
Where: Curtain Loft Mill, Former Wampanoag Mill No. 1
420 Quequechan St., Fall River (Back Meeting Room)