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[Past Event] Western Skyscrapers of the Gilded Age | Livestream Zoom

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Course Description:

An American invention that spread rapidly from New York and Chicago, the skyscraper was a turn-of-the-century technological marvel that radically altered city skylines across the country. California boasts several elegant examples now a century old; more can be found in Western cities from Seattle to Denver to Phoenix. Award-winning author and journalist Mark Houser takes you on a virtual tour of the most impressive structures still standing today, sharing images of their extravagant architecture and dazzling lobbies along with fascinating details of the capitalists and speculators who commissioned these towering cathedrals of commerce.


Tuition: $25.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Mondays, Aug. 23, 30 *3:30 - 5:00pm* (2 sessions)


Course will meet via Zoom and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. A Zoom link will be emailed to each participant prior to the class session.


Mark Houser is the author of MultiStories: 55 Antique Skyscrapers & the Business Tycoons Who Built Them. A long-time journalist and revered public speaker and historical guide, Houser has personally visited dozens of landmark high-rises from coast to coast. He has appeared on CNN, FOX and NPR.