On Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m., Architectural Historian William B. Scott, Jr. will present the program William Wesley Peters: A Creative Force. In this program, hear the fascinating story of University of Evansville graduate William Wesley Peters, who served as Frank Lloyd Wright’s first apprentice at Taliesin, and rose to the rank of Chief Architect of the successor firm, Taliesin Associated Architects. During a brief hiatus in Evansville from 1933-1935, Peters worked on several projects including the 555 square foot Peters-Margedant house that has striking similarities to Wright’s Usonian designs which the master architect did not unveil until 1937 in Madison, Wisconsin. Learn about Peters’ impact on the firm and the numerous buildings he designed and supervised until his death two years later.
William Blair Scott, Jr., is the co-founder of Organic Architecture + Design Archives, Inc. Scott attended architecture school at the University of Tennessee and received a BFA from the University of Kentucky in Art History in 1989. He has published numerous books and articles focusing on architecture and worked in architectural restoration for 30 years. In 1989, he met and befriended William Wesley Peters—a friendship that lasted until Peters death. He is the co-author of the book William Wesley Peters: The Evolution of a Creative Force and is a lifetime honorary member of the American Institute of Architects.
From complementary reservations for these talks, telephone the Museum at 812-425-2406.