october, 2023

21oct2:00 pm3:30 pmArchitect E.G.W. Dietrich: From Steel City to the Electric City

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Architect E. G. W. Dietrich:
From Steel City to the Electric City
Born in Pittsburgh, architect E. G. W. Dietrich (1857-1924) came to prominence in the 1880’s for his eye-catching Shingle Style designs. 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 furniture designer Gustav Stickley, Dietrich is recognized as designing the first “Craftsman” style house.
Christopher Jend has identified more than 20 homes designed by Dietrich in Scranton’s Hill Section and Green Ridge neighborhoods. After researching Dietrich for more than ten years, Jend has documented nearly 450 of the architect’s designs and visited built works in six states. In this special presentation co-sponsored by the Albright Memorial Library and the Lackawanna Historical Society, he will present an overview of Dietrich’s career, discuss the architectural styles of his work, and showcase the beautiful houses he designed in Scranton.

Co-sponsored by the Albright Memorial Library and the Lackawanna Historical Society,

This program will also be available to attend via Zoom.  Click HERE to login on October 21st.





(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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