On Saturday, May 28, Linda Eales, Samara Trust associate curator, will be speaking about Usonian architecture and Samara. Eales' lecture will be at 11:00 a.m. at the Reitz Home Carriage House, located at 224 S.E. First Street in Evansville. This lecture is in honor of Historical Preservation Month.
Samara, the home of John and Catherine Christian, is the Usonian style house in West Lafayette, Indiana, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. In 1956 when this house was erected, William Wesley Peters was Wright’s primary assistant. Peters was Wright’s primary assistant.
Following the lecture, the Peters-Margedant House, a Usonian prototype designed and built by Peters, will be open for tours. This little home has nearly all of the features that Wright later incorporated in his Usonian design. This house is currently located at 1506 East Indiana Street in Evansville, but will soon be moved to UE's campus.