Digital Lecture: Arts & Crafts Architecture in Colorado Springs - CSPM
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Digital Lecture: Arts & Crafts Architecture in Colorado Springs

April 11 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Scholar Series

Please note that in consideration of the health and safety of our visitors this program will not be offered in-person at the museum. We are planning a digital program through the video conferencing program Zoom.
We will send information on how to access the Zoom program the day before to everyone who submits an RSVP for the event on our website.
Send any questions about this program and using Zoom to or call 719-385-5990.


As young men beginning their training in the 1870s, the Scottish architects Thomas MacLaren, Walter Farquhar Douglas, and Thompson Duncan Hetherington were thrust into a profession responding to a new approach to art that would become known as the Arts and Crafts Movement. As migrants in a new land, indeed a newly settled land, MacLaren, Douglas, and Hetherington carried with them an adherence to the design principles and philosophies they had embraced in Britain, the cradle of the Arts and Crafts Movement. What resulted was the design and construction of commercial, residential, and ecclesiastic structures in Colorado Springs that were as authentic and unique as any American city could boast at the turn of the 20th century. This presentation will explore the lives of MacLaren, Douglas, and Hetherington, and the legacy of their work in the Pikes Peak region.


Barry C. Binder is an MA student in the Department of History at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. His area of concentration is modern U.S. and the American West, with thematic focuses on migration, labor, cultural, and social history. His current research centers on the transmission and evolution of ideas and identity through migration in the Pikes Peak region. He earned his BA in History from Illinois State University (’96), with a focus on regional, immigrant, and cultural history. In addition to academic pursuits, Barry is active in public history and historic preservation, serving as a Commissioner on the Historic Preservation Board of Colorado Springs and as a member of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs.


April 11
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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