Lutyens Trust America Atlanta Lecture: “From Country House to Viceroy’s House: a journey with Sir Edwin Lutyens O.M.”
Following on the heels of the California launch, The Lutyens Trust America partnered with the Atlanta Preservation Center in Atlanta, Georgia to sponsor a lecture by Martin Lutyens describing the influence of Sir Edwin’s earlier work on the planning of New Delhi and the design of Government House (now Rashtrapati Bhavan); and how working in India influenced contemporaneous commissions in Britain and continental Europe. There is a real interest in Sir Edwin’s architecture and the lecture hall was full to overflowing. The response of the audience was extremely positive, with most people staying afterward to ask questions and discuss Lutyens’s architecture. Light refreshments and wine were served before and after the lecture.
The Atlanta Preservation Center is housed in the L.P. Grant Mansion, built in 1856 and one of the few buildings in Atlanta to survive the Civil War. The house was the 1902 birthplace of golf legend Robert Tyre “Bobby” Jones. The preservation of the house was, at one time, a passion of Margaret Mitchell, the author of Gone with the Wind. Thank you to Executive Director Boyd Coons and his staff for so graciously hosting our event.