Join the Warwick Historical Society in celebrating the Village of Warwick’s 150th Anniversary with a special exhibition and presentation about Architect E.G.W. Dietrich given by noted architect and Dietrich specialist Christopher Jend on Sun., Sept. 10 at 2 p.m.The event will be held at the A.W. Buckbee Center, located at 2 Colonial Ave. in Warwick.
Architect E.G.W. Dietrich (1857-1924) was a native of Pittsburgh, PA and came to prominence in the 1880s for his eye-catching designs of shingle style country residences. Finding success on the East coast, he relocated to New York City where he would practice for nearly forty years. He was an early proponent of the Colonial Revival and Arts and Crafts styles. Through his collaboration with Gustav Stickley, he is credited with designing the first “Craftsman” house published in Stickley’s Craftsman Magazine in May 1903.
Jend’s presentation will track the prolific career of Architect E.G.W. Dietrich, with an emphasis on his work in Warwick and how these commissions marked a turning point in Dietrich’s practice. Some notable Dietrich buildings in Warwick are the Anchorage, Chateau Hathorn and Dulce Domum. The exhibit, which features a collection of Dietrich’s photographs and drawings, will run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Sat., Sept. 23.
Admission is $10 for non-members, students and members of the Warwick, Florida, Greenwood Lake and Drowned Lands Historical Societies are free. All proceeds directly support the Warwick Historical Society. Reservations not required but are greatly appreciated. To make a reservation call 986-3236, ext. 101.
Founded in 1906, the Warwick Historical Society’s mission has been to preserve and celebrate the vibrant history of the Town of Warwick and its people, and engage our communities through a variety of programs aimed at developing an understanding and appreciation of our unique historic heritage. For more information, or to become a member of the Warwick Historical Society, call 986-3236, ext. 101 or visit www.whsny.org.