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Episode 6: Architect Ralph Adams Cram at Sweet Briar

Season 1, Ep. 10

In the final episode of our podcast series, Caperton Morton '85 explores the history and architecture of Ralph Adams Cram and his work for Sweet Briar College. You'll hear from professor emerita Aileen "Ninie" Laing '57, who wrote the exhibition booklet that accompanied the 2001 exhibition of Cram's drawings in 2001 for the College's Centennial, "Dreams to Reality." Travis McDonald, renowned architectural historian and director of architectural restoration at Poplar Forest, also weighs in to address the architectural significance of Sweet Briar's campus to Cram's career.


Finally, you'll hear from Eric Kuchar, the project manager for Sweet Briar's historic assessment at Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects about the assessment itself as well as future plans for historic preservation at Sweet Briar.


If you enjoy this episode of the podcast, be sure to go back and listen to the previous episodes on your preferred Apple or Android podcast app.

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