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Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England

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May 14: 7:00 pm

This program will bring noted scholar and vernacular architecture historian Thomas Hubka to Southern Vermont to speak on his seminal book on one of Northern New England’s most unique and distinct forms of architecture.

This engaging talk will highlight the essential components of the beautiful connected farm buildings made by nineteenth-century New Englanders that stand today as a living expression of a rural culture, offering insights into the people who made them and their way of life.

Books will be available for purchase to be signed by the author with all proceeds supporting The Landmark Trust USA’s historic preservation work.



About the Presenter


Thomas Hubka earned his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Carnegie-Mellon University and Master’s degree from the University of Oregon. His publications include Big House, Little House; Back House Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England; Resplendent Synagogue: Architecture and Worship in an 18th Century Polish Community; and Houses without Names: Architecture Nomenclature and the Classification of America’s Common Houses. His newest book is entitled The Transformation of Working-Class Houses and Domesticity, 1890-1940: Improved Homes for a New Middle Class. Hubka’s research primarily interprets the historic development and relationships between architecture/buildings and culture/people.


May 14
7:00 pm
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The Land Trust USA
(802) 254-6868


Next Stage Arts Project
15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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