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Orlando Ridout V Memorial Lecture
November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic Annapolis and the Maryland Historical Trust invite you to virtually attend the fourth annual Orlando Ridout V Memorial Lecture. Following an introduction by Robert C. Clark of Historic Annapolis and Marcia Miller of the Maryland Historical Trust, Thomas Reinhart, Director of Preservation at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, will present the lecture No Other Guide But His Eye: The Design and Construction of George Washington’s Townhouses on Capitol Hill.
In 1798, former President George Washington undertook the building of two joined rental houses near the US Capitol in a bid to encourage development in the new federal city. While the structures do not survive, an extremely detailed written record of their construction provides insight in to their construction and building practices in the early Federal period.
Cost: Free, with a suggested donation of $10.