Sunday Salons at Thomas Cole National Historic Site

  • Thomas Cole National Historic Site 218 Spring Street Catskill, NY United States

Robert D. Loversidge, Jr., FAIA
Thomas Cole and the Ohio Statehouse

Is the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Thomas Cole’s largest artwork? Although in the competition to choose its architect his entry won third prize, the finished building is widely credited as Cole’s design. But given the way architecture and construction were practiced in the first half of the 19th century, is “wanting” to be the designer (as documented by period correspondence) and actually “being” the designer (Cole, for instance, never visited the construction site) the same thing? Robert Loversidge, award-winning preservation design architect and President & CEO of Schooley Caldwell Associates, was principal-in-charge of the ten-year renovation/restoration/addition project at Ohio’s National Historic Landmark Statehouse, where he has served as Architect of the Capitol since 1988.

Sunday Salon Lecture - February 7

 Non-Member Ticket $9.00 USD Member Ticket $8.00 USD