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Week Three: Brown Bag Lecture

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"Chautauqua Architectural”
Speaker/Guide: Bob Jeffrey
Architect, Institution Architecture Review Board Chair, Institution Trustee, Entrepreneur
Location: Smith Wilkes Hall

This lecture will explore the unique development of Chautauqua’s architecture as it relates to the summer tour.  There will be a focus on the styles of the homes that will be toured and the unique changes in the development pattern from original cottages, to post WW II suburban style homes, to the recent return to the original cottage type of development.  Learn what changes in society and inventions fueled these changes in the development patterns.


Bob Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami Univ. and a Masters in Architecture Specializing in Historic Preservation from Kent State. Bob is the president of two businesses, Maviro Corp. and Town Improvement Assn. Inc. which specialize in the renovation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. He currently servers or recently has served on St. Petersburg  Community Preservation Board, President and board member of the Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Assn., board member of the Grand Central Distric Assn., co-chair of the Central Avenue Council, representative, CPOA, chair of the Architectural Review Board, and Trustee of Chautauqua Institution.  He has been honored with a number of awards including Preservationist of the Year 2002 and 2013 by St. Petersburg Preservation and the Award of Excellence in 2008 by the Tampa Bay American Institute of Architects.

BTG's weekly Tuesday 12:15pm lecture platform features national experts presenting a range of topics concerning the natural world: wildlife, gardening, and the environment. Bring you lunch to Smith Wilkes Hall - lemon water provided. This signature lecture, usually with a slide show followed by Q&A, lasts approximately an hour. Engage with nature!

Earlier Event: July 10
Week Three: Bird Talk and Walk
Later Event: July 10
Week Three: Garden Walk