Salmon Architecture Exhibit
The home designs of architectural couple Cuthbert and Christine Salmon will be featured in an exhibit in the lobby of the State College Municipal Building from January 3 through February 27, 2013 (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm). The exhibit is sponsored by the Centre County Historical Society as an ongoing part of its documentation of midcentury modern homes by area architects. Photographs are by Society member Robert Malcom.
The Salmons were professors at Penn State and maintained their practice from 1947 to 1959, when the couple left for Cuth to become Professor and Head of the School of Architecture and Applied Arts at Oklahoma State University. Chris became the first women mayor of Stillwater and was named to the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame.
The couple’s designs were eclectic and had the Wrightian influence of the other mid-century designers of the era, with low-sloping roofs, many large windows, and open floor plans. The made heavy use of exposed concrete block in their designs, which they often stacked vertically rather than in the usual staggered layers. Chris’s appointment was in the School of Home Economics as they could not share departments at the time. They benefitted from several commissions from professors in the College, including Grace Henderson, the first woman dean at Penn State.
Concurrently Penn State’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture will be announcing transfer to the internet of the Society’s exhibits of contemporaneous architects William Hajjar, Philip Hallock, and Kenneth Heidrich, sometimes known at “The Three H’s.” There will be an exhibit featuring there architects in the Special Collections Library at Penn State’s Paterno Library. Photo exhibits of these and other local architects may be viewed at Penn State’s Architecture Library and the Schlow Centre Region Library as well as at the Society’s headquarters at 1001 East College Avenue.
||01/03/2013 - 02/27/2013
||State College Municipal Bldg. Lobby
||243 S. Allen Street, State College, PA, 16801 (map)
Ongoing from January 3rd
to February 27th 2013
at 8:00 am
- - Monday
- - Tuesday
- - Wednesday
- - Thursday
- - Friday