Wednesday, March 29, 2017

An update: The talk and walking tour given by Sharon Koskoff in Downtown Lake Worth.

I was very fortunate to attend the talk given by Sharon Koskoff at Brogues Downunder in Downtown Lake Worth on March 22nd. Unfortunately, was unable to attend the “walking tour” the following Saturday. The tour was sold out I found out later.

When I arrived at Brogues was a little surprised to see all the veritable “Who’s Who” in attendance, faces many of you would recognize in the world of architecture, historic preservation, and related fields here in Central Palm Beach County. Then I saw Sharon Koskoff at the podium and wasn’t surprised at all to see the large turnout and interest. She is a very popular speaker.

The day after Koskoff’s talk wrote a blog post about it, use this link.

Below is more information from the Historical Society of Lake Worth, the sponsor of these events, about the talk given on March 22nd:

This was the kick off presentation, sponsored by the new Historical Society of Lake Worth on the Art Deco Architecture of Lake Worth by Sharon Koskoff, Founding President of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches. . . . Lake Avenue is marked by two of the most striking examples of the characteristic Art Deco streamlining of the 1920s and 30s – the Palm Beach County Cultural Center and the Lake Worth Playhouse.
     Other commercial buildings in central Lake Worth have also maintained the representative “eyebrows”, columns, stepped rooflines, pastel highlights, and porthole windows of the Art Deco style.

and upcoming is. . .

     A special photographic exhibit developed by the Society called “Lake Worth in photos – Work and Play in the First Two Decades”, will be hosted by the Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches in April/May in conjunction with National Historic Preservation Month.

And lastly, try to make time to visit our Lake Worth Historical Museum in Downtown Lake Worth some day soon, located across from the City’s Library at the Cultural Plaza (City Hall Annex Building, 2nd Floor):
  • 561-533-7354
  • Hours: Wednesday, Friday from 1:00– 4:00.
  • Tours by appointment.