Gallery Talk: Mansion House Architecture: The Lost Drawings

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 3:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Anthony Wonderley

Recently discovered architectural drawings provide new information about how the Mansion House was built, and how it reflected and encouraged the Oneida Community's distinctive way of life. Featured graphics of the Mansion House central building (1862) and two additions (1869, 1878) illuminate the visions of their architects for the first time. They also show how the original designs were altered by the client Community and then further changed in response to practical use and construction requirements. New architectural information clarifies how the pragmatic communards ended up with fashionable structures that followed the Italian Villa, Second Empire, and High Victorian Gothic styles. The presentation coincides with the exhibit of newly conserved architectural drawings.

Free to Members; Non-Members: $7 Students (ages 8 & up): $3.

Saturday, August 27, 2016