Bringing a 'Picturesque Effect' to Warwick

The Warwick Historical Society is hosting a special exhibition about architect E. G. W. Dietrich on Sunday


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  • The Warwick Historical Society is hosting a special exhibition and presentation about architect E. G. W. Dietrich on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m.



WARWICK — The Warwick Historical Society is hosting a special exhibition and presentation about architect E. G. W. Dietrich on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m.

The program, featuring noted architect and Dietrich specialist Christopher Jend, is part of the Village of Warwick's 150th Anniversary celebration.

Dietrich (1857-1924) was a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and came to prominence in the 1880's for his eye-catching designs of shingle-style country residences.

Finding success on the East coast, he relocated to New York City where he would practice for nearly 40 years. He was an early proponent of the Colonial Revival and Arts and Crafts styles.

Examples here in WarwickThrough his collaboration with Gustav Stickley, he is credited with designing the first "Craftsman" house published in Stickley's Craftsman Magazine in May 1903.

Jend's presentation will track the prolific career of Dietrich, with an emphasis on his work in Warwick and how these commissions marked a turning point in Dietrich's practice.

Some notable Dietrich buildings in Warwick are: The Anchorage, Chateau Hathorn and Dulce Domum.

Essential information• The exhibit which features a collection of Dietrich's photographs and drawing will run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. -through Sept. 23.

• The event will be held at the A.W. Buckbee Center at 2 Colonial Ave. in Warwick.

• Admission is $10 for non-members, students and members of the Warwick, Florida, Greenwood Lake and Drowned Lands Historical Societies are free.

All proceeds directly support the Warwick Historical Society.

• Reservations not required but are greatly appreciated. Call 845-986-3236 ext. 101 to reserve your place.

• For more information, visit www.whsny.org.

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