||The Alcott Study
interior was the subject of a restoration well-documented by Mr.Alcotts
extensive Journals. Several lectures by the author were prepared
presenting and interpreting the history and evolution of the property,
Orchard House and the School of Philosophy. “A. Bronson Alcott,
Transcendental Architect” chronicled the philosophers extensive interest
in building his own dream house as well as projects with his friends
Emerson and Thoreau. (Photo montage by F.C. Detwiller)
- “Historic Preservation: Facts
and Fallacies” of Preservation and Adaptive Use, for Columbia
University School of Architecture program in Salem, MA 1974.
- “What’s Happening in New
England” for the New Jersey League of Historical Societies, Scotch
Plains, NJ, 1975.
- “The Battle of Short Hills”
Union County Technical Institute, Scotch Plains, NJ, 1977.
- “Vestiges of Boston’s Church in
Brattle Square” for the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife,
Dublin, NH, 1979.
- “Faneuil Hall” for the Boston
Heritage Series of the Boston Public Library and National Historic
- “Boston's Georgian Legacy: A
Reappraisal” at Eliot House, Harvard University, for the New England
Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, 1980.
- “A New Perspective on Charles
Bulfinch” for the Doric Dames, State House, Boson, MA1981.
- “Orchard House”; “A. Bronson
Alcott, Transcendental Architect” for the Louisa May Alcott Memorial
Association, Concord, MA, 1981, 1996.
- “Architectural Evolution in Some
Wellesley Houses” for the Wellesley Historical Society, Wellesley,
- “The Way They Were”, Boston Town
& Country in the 18th century, for the Old South
Meetinghouse Association, Boston, MA, 1984.
- “If Walls Could Speak”,
Researching Historic Properties, for Weston Historical Society,
Weston, MA 1988.
- “Off the Walls” for the National
Society of Colonial Dames of America, Boston, MA 1988.
- “ Bulfinch’s Europe”, for the
Society of Architectural Historian, “The Shirley-Eustis House – Home
of Two Massachusetts Governors”, 1991, for the Fox Hill Village
Resident Services, Westwood, MA.
- “History of the North End
Cityscape, 1635-1950” with David Hart of McGinley Hart & Associates,
to the North End Historical Society, Boston, MA, 1993.
- “Town and Country in the
Revolution”; “Evolution of The Loring-Greenough House” for the
Tuesday Club of Jamaica Plain, MA, 1982, 1998.
- “18th and 19th
Century Carriage Houses and Barns”; “Meetinghouses of Oldtown”, for
the Natick Historical Society, Natick, MA, , 1998, 2001.
- “Coach Houses in Federal New
England”; “Edward Devotion House, Widow Harris House, and Putterham
School”, for the Brookline Historical Society, 1998, 2001.
- “Everyman’s Petit Trianon –
Boston’s Great Estates of the Revolutions” for the Devens Lecture,
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 2000.