Newsletter | Sep/Oct 2008

A Visit with Julia Morgan

by Marda Q. Stothers
Greetings from Belfast!

I am announcing a fun event at my home church in Oakland, a Julia Morgan design on College Avenue. Betty Marvin is going to come and perform a benefit impersonation of Julia Morgan. Those who know her, know she is an art historian, and quite good in this role play dramatization. CAPC is privileged to have her come and support the organ restoration fund. Please post this flyer, bring friends, and come to support this event. Friday, 26 Sept, 7:30 pm. The minimum donation is $10. and the funds raised will support the organ restoration estimated to cost $60,000.

As noted in The Announcement:

Renowned Bay Area architect Julia Morgan (1872-1957) has become a California icon for her distinctive Craftsman and Mediterranean designs, her social conscience, and her success in a male-dominated profession. Most widely known for Hearst Castle, she also designed churches, clubs, schools, YWCAs, and homes – around 700 projects in a 50-year career.

Miss Morgan will reminisce about her experiences as a student in Berkeley and Paris in the 1890s, her philosophy of architecture, her colorful clients and associates including the Hearsts and Bernard Maybeck, and her lifelong involvement with civic and philanthropic organizations.

Miss Morgan appears with the assistance of architectural historian Betty Marvin, who bases her impersonation on extensive and ongoing primary research.

If you can't attend and are willing to donate for the organ restoration, please send a check to College Avenue Presbyterian Church, 5951 College Avenue, Oakland Ca 94618 memo: organ restoration. Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your consideration.

Fri, Sep 26, 2008
A Visit WIth Julia MorganPlace: College Avenue Presbyterian Church
5951 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618

Julia Morgan Church, Oakland

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