The New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians
cordially invites you to
One Town, Three Commons:
The Framingham Story
Join us as we explore one town’s narrative about architecture, public space, and community identity.
We’ll begin by touring the nineteenth-century buildings of Framingham’s original Centre Common: the Greek Revival Village Hall; the Academy Building, an unusual stone Greek Revival school building; and the Edgell Memorial Library, a Victorian Gothic library built as a Civil War Memorial. Inside the Library we’ll see the Framingham History Center’s current exhibition on Framingham’s original Shoppers’ World, an iconic, outdoor mid-century shopping center. We’ll finish by caravanning up the road to visit H.H. Richardson’s Framingham Railroad Station, one of Richardson’s largest stations for the Boston & Albany Railroad, which is currently the focus of intense local preservation efforts.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
2 Oak Street, Framingham, MA 01701
(Participants to provide their own transportation –
The Centre Common is most easily accessible by car)
RSVP by Tuesday, April 16