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Published on Apr 25, 2012
-- Recorded 1 March 2012 at Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA --
At the turn of the 20th-century, Edmund March Wheelwright was the Boston City Architect, a board member of the American Institute of Architects, and designer of several notable buildings in Boston including the Massachusetts Historical Society's home on Boylston Street. He also designed the Harvard Lampoon Castle. Along with an overview of Wheelwright's life and accomplishments, the panelists discuss the design and inspiration for the Castle.
Samuel W. Van Dam wrote his honors thesis at Harvard on the Lampoon Castle and its place in the work of Edmund March Wheelwright. He is principal of Van Dam Architecture and Design.