SAVE THE DATE
26th Annual Dean’s Forum Dinner
welcoming Dean Beth Meyer
Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Old Keswick
Formal invitation to be sent via mail in August. Check back for more details about weekend activities at the School.
HOTEL BLOCKS FOR DEAN’S FORUM 2014
Tell the hotel you are calling for the “UVA School of Architecture” block of rooms
Boar’s Head Inn
200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Rate: $215 (Thu), $275 (Fri/Sat)
Deadline for reservations: August 26
Inn at Darden (Sponsors Hall)
100 Darden Boulevard, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Deadline: September 10
Holiday Inn – University Area
1901 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Deadline for reservations: September 9
ABOUT OLD KESWICK
Old Keswick was a part of the largest original land holding, the 1727 Meriwether land grant of nearly 18,000 acres and one of the earliest examples in Albemarle County of an H-plan house (in which a new house was constructed parallel to the original house but facing in the opposite direction and connected by a hyphen that often served as a summer living room). It was built shortly thereafter as a hunting lodge for Dr. Thomas Walker of Castle Hill and was developed into a two-story log house in 1818 for Dr. Mann Page, who married Walker’s daughter that year. Its frame H-addition was added in 1832, comprising two 16-by-23-foot parlors with 12-foot ceilings.
Known as Keswick Stables, a renowned bucolic Thoroughbred operation since the mid-1950s, the farm has seen a succession of top stakes-winning Thoroughbreds, one the granddam of the famed stallion Northern Dancer. The owner, Peggy Augustus, has enjoyed a career as one of America’s foremost breeders and a rider of champion show hunters.
by K. Edward Lay; Professor Emeritus U.Va. School of Architecture