For release October 23, 2001
Charleston's architectural history will be the focus to two upcoming events at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.
On Tuesday, October 30 Jonathan Poston, director of museums and preservation initiatives at the Historic Charleston Foundation, will conduct a program on four historic Charleston religious buildings: St. Michael's, St. Philip's, St. Mary's and Beth Elohim.
"Each of these buildings is inexorably linked to the city's cultural history," said Angie LeClercq, director of The Citadel's Daniel Library.
Poston is also author of the book, The Buildings of Charleston: A Guide to the City's Architecture. He will use slides to amplify his remarks. His discussion is part of The Daniel Library Friends Book Club
The second event is on Tuesday, November 13 and will feature James R. Cothran.
With keen insight, Cothran will provide a unique glimpse into the gardens of Charleston's most lauded landscape architect, Loutrel Briggs. Biggs, known for his classic small gardens, also designed such plantation classics as Mulberry and Mepkin Gardens. His most noted small Charleston garden is that of the late Emily Whaley at 58 Church St.
Both events begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Prioleau Room in the Daniel Library. Admission is free and the public is invited.
For more information about the book club series, contact Angie LeClercq at 953-1267.