Gideon Shryock: His Life and Architecture 1802 -1880

Title: Gideon Shryock: His Life and Architecture 1802 -1880

Start: December 4, 2021, 3:00 pm

End: December 4, 2021, 4:00 pm

Join us at the Old State Capitol to experience the work of famed Kentucky architect Gideon Shryock. Co-authors Winfrey Blackburn and R. Scott Gill will present their new biography Gideon Shryock: His Life and Architecture 1802-1880, his life, and notable buildings.  Trained in the Greek Revival style, Shryock left a lasting influence on the Commonwealth through the beautiful buildings he designed, including Frankfort’s Orlando Brown House, Louisville’s Jefferson County Courthouse, Lexington’s “Old Morrison” on the campus of Transylvania University, and many others across the state.  Hailed by reviewers as “excellently researched and written” and “a richly engaging and wonderfully illustrated narrative that unfolds the career of this very exceptional Kentuckian,” copies of Gideon Shryock: His Life and Architecture 1802-1880 will be available for sale and signing at the event. 

Special thanks to our promotional partners for supporting this unique opportunity: Liberty Hall Historic Site, the Capital City Museum, Paul Sawyier Public Library, Franklin Circuit Court, and Poor Richard’s Books.

Location:  The Old State Capitol, 300 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY

Cost:  FREE

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