Architectural Allies: Jefferson and Latrobe in Washington
St. Paul's, Alexandria
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On Wednesday, January 24 at 7 p.m., St. Paul's Church in Old Town will hold its annual Latrobe Lecture, honoring one of America's most esteemed architects, Benjamin H. Latrobe. This year, we welcome Craig A. Reynolds, Ph.D., to speak on the topic "Architectural Allies: Jefferson and Latrobe in Washington."
Using his political power, from Governor of Virginia to President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson cast a heavy influence on public architecture in early America. Among his strongest allies was Benjamin Latrobe, serving as Surveyor of Public Buildings. This presentation will discuss the architectural alliance between Jefferson and Latrobe, and explore their shared work in designing our nation's most significant public building, the United States Capitol.
About the Speaker
Dr. Reynolds is a professor of art history at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg. He has conducted a decade of research on Jefferson's influences in art and architecture, has multiple publications resulting from his research, and has lectured widely on Jefferson's legacy in American arts. Dr. Reynolds' latest research, focusing on the Napoleonic Empire and the production of decorative arts as symbols of imperial grandeur, is in support of the upcoming exhibition "Napoleon: Power and Splendor" at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Learn more at craigreynolds.net.
About St. Paul's
St. Paul's Episcopal Church is a parish of over 3,000 people, blessed with a beautiful house of worship and a powerful sense of our calling to "shine as a light in the world to the glory of God." For over 200 years, St. Paul's has served the Alexandria community through our services, education, outreach, and Christian fellowship. From our historic roots in Old Town Alexandria to our commitment to moving beyond the familiar and embracing new missions, we worship in the midst of history—but are not its captive. We rejoice in all those who come to St. Paul's for prayer, spiritual growth, and service, whether as visitors, friends, or members. Learn more at stpaulsalexandria.com.