AIA Northern Virginia
Two Lectures this Week Address Colonial Era Churches and Benjamin Latrobe’s Gothic Revival Work
Posted Monday, January 21

Tonight, January 21, the Alexandria Association is hosting a lecture by local architect Baird M. Smith, FAIA, FAPT on Colonial Era Churches in Virginia and Pennsylvania, with Emphasis on Alexandria’s Christ Church and the 1775 Presbyterian Meeting House.

Mr. Smith is retired from Quinn Evans Architects in Washington, DC where he was Director of Preservation and a Principal. He was responsible for historic architecture projects ranging from small consulting efforts to multi-million dollar building preservation projects. His work included projects at more than 20 National Historic Landmark sites and for about 600 buildings listed on the National Register.

This lecture begins at 8:00p, at the Lyceum in Alexandria. Information and tickets are available at

Then on Wednesday, January 23, Calder Loth, the Emeritus Senior Architectural Historian for the Virginia Department of Historical Resources, will present the annual Benjamin H. Latrobe Lecture at St. Paul’s Church in Old Town Alexandria.

Mr. Loth will deliver a talk entitled “Latrobe’s Venture into the Gothic Revival.” The lecture will begin at 7:00p in the church sanctuary. This event is free and open to the public. Those interested are asked to RSVP to

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