Thursday, April 12, 2018

Join Sharon Koskoff for a walking tour (no trolleys!) this Saturday morning in Downtown Lake Worth.

This coming Saturday morning, April 14th, is Sharon Koskoff’s Landmarks of Lake Worth (details below).

And this Saturday also happens to be the final day of the American Association of Architect’s “National Architectural Week” as well. What better way to observe and extol this week than to take a tour with Sharon Koskoff:

“A Walking Tour” examining and learning about the City of Lake Worth’s Art Deco architecture.

Sharon Koskoff is one of those rare people that brings everything to the table. She is knowledgeable about her field of study, passionate, engaging, and makes the time listening enjoyable and yes, entertaining as well.

I’ve attended many events hosted by Koskoff over the years. Last year I was fortunate enough to be able to attend her event in our Downtown. Those who showed up were a “Who’s Who” in the fields of history, preservation, and architecture here in Palm Beach County.

I still remember well when several years ago Koskoff returned from a trip to Cuba and gave a slide-show presentation at the Stonzek about the state of Art Deco architecture in that country. This was when Fidel Castro was still firmly in control.

While much of Koskoff’s event last year was about Lake Worth’s unique architectural character it was also much about the characteristics of the Art Deco style. She talked about how the style morphed from Art Nouveau and became a product of the machine age with straight lines and geometric qualities.

Without further ado, the details about the upcoming event.

Landmarks of Lake Worth
“A Walking Tour” — Saturday morning, April 14th.

Meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Lake Worth Playhouse,
713 Lake Ave. The tour will begin promptly
at 10:00 sharp.*

The tour will be led by Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches (ADSPB) president Sharon Koskoff and she advises everyone:

“Wear your walking shoes, sun tan lotion, and a hat!
     Visit the Lake Worth Playhouse, the Cultural Council Art Gallery, the Museum of the City of Lake Worth, public murals and art galleries.
     Refreshments will be served. Learn about the history of Art Deco and see the Streamline Moderne Buildings of Lake Worth.”

Tickets are $24 per person or $18 in advance. For ADSPB members the cost is $15. Call 561-699-7899 for more information or visit the ADCPB website.

*Optional at 1:00: End the tour with Koskoff at Brogue Downunder located at 621 Lake Ave. and buy your own lunch and enjoy more talk about Art Deco architecture in the City of Lake Worth.