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Anna I. Young Alumnae House

April 2022 Book Program

Susan Hunter will give a presentation based upon her book, Southern Homes & Plan Books: The Architectural Legacy of Leila Ross Wilburn

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April 2022 Book Program

Time & Location

Apr 09, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

Anna I. Young Alumnae House , 133 S Candler St, Decatur, GA 30030, USA

About The Event

Women Alone Together extended a pre-pandemic invitation for Susan Hunter to present a Book Program about Georgia's own pioneering female architect, Lelila Ross Wilburn.  That Book Program has now expanded into a very special Spring Event, jointly sponsored with the Agnes Scott College Alumnae Association (ASCAA), to be held Saturday, April 9, 2022, beginning at 10:00 am.

On the Agnes Scott campus, where Leila Ross Wilburn enrolled 120 years ago, Susan Hunter will give a presentation based upon her book, Southern Homes & Plan Books: The Architectural Legacy of Leila Ross Wilburn. Sue will be joined in a panel discussion by Helen Hatch FAIA, a modern pioneer in the world of global commercial architecture, who, among many 'female firsts', led a major architectural firm's expansion in China. Audience participation will also be encouraged.

A freelance writer and multi-degreed art historian, Susan Hunter has done extensive research on Leila Ross Wilburn over several decades. Through beautifully displayed photographs and drawings and informative text, her book reveals both the wide influence and multi-faceted skills of Wilburn's pioneering career that lasted some 60 years. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

A catered box lunch will be available for purchase to enjoy on the campus or to take to-go to enjoy at your leisure.

To view some of Wilburn's lasting legacy in person, following the lunch break, you also are invited to participate in a walking tour in the MAK Historic District adjacent to the Agnes Scott campus. More than a dozen Leila Ross Wilburn homes from the early 1900s are clustered in a three-block area on Adams Street, where the architect lived until 1967.

The event will be held at the Anna I. Young Alumnae House on the Agnes Scott College campus, in Decatur, and registrations for this April program will be handled by the Alumnae Office. The link to registration [https://alumnae.agnesscott.edu/120th-anniversary-celebration-leila-ross-wilburn] can be found on the WAT website.

Come join the fun with WAT and ASCAA. Learn from Sue and Helen, see some historic homes, and celebrate an amazing Georgia woman, Leila Ross Wilburn.

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