Lost Providence is a history of architectural change in Providence. An editor at History Press read a column by Mr. Brussat for the Journal in 2014 called “Providence’s 10 best lost buildings”; he asked its author to expand it into a book. The description of buildings lost takes many detours to visit buildings that still exist, offering lessons in preservation.
Lost Providence- Book Talk by author David Brussat
Monday, September 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
David Brussat served as a member of the Providence Journal’s editorial board for 30 years, and for the last 25 years wrote a weekly oped column on Thursdays about architecture in Rhode Island, Providence, and elsewhere, favoring traditional over modernist design. In 2009 he started a blog, Architecture Here and There, at the paper. In 2014, after the paper was sold he left, but continued his blog, where he posts almost once a day. Mr. Brussat also has written for GoLocal.com, Traditional Building magazine, Froma Harrop’s This East Side blog about Manhattan’s upper east side, and other publications. He occasionally edits or ghostwrites material on architecture for others, including some of the most notable names in the world of architecture.
Free and open to the public.