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MG William Duncan Memorial Lecture Series
  Doors open at noon.
Delaware Military Museum
     First Regiment Road, Wilmington
                 For a map to the Museum visit the Foundation website at


                                                   Saturday, June 8th

                              ARCHITECT OF AN AMERICAN STYLE 

On Saturday, June 8th Jim Tevebaugh will provide an illustrated lecture of the story of Philadelphia architect, Frank Heyling Furness [1839 - 1912 ] Civil War Medal of Honor recipient and architect of over 200 stations and structures for three of the largest railroad companies. During his career, Furness designed over 600 buildings, many of which remain in use today.

Furness is considered by architectural historians as the first American architect to begin a Modern style. The years after the Civil War were thought of as the Iron Age and the Industrial Revolution in the US with constant introduction of inventions, new materials and construction systems. Furness adapted this technology into new forms of architectural expression. Our speaker concentrates the examples of buildings still in use so the audience may conduct their own visits to these sites, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

As founder and retired Chairman of Tevebaugh Architecture, Mr. Tevebaugh has been active in Wilmington urban design and development projects for the past 35 years. He has participated in State and city economic development initiatives his e ernment and private clients in these efforts. Design awards accomplished under Mr. Tevebaugh's guidance include the AAA Mid Atlantic headquarters, the Amtrak parking deck, renovations to the Kent Building [1885] and the adjacent B&O Water Street Station [1887] and the Renaissance office building in Wilmington. A graduate of Colgate University, he received an MA in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Jim served in the Pennsylvania National Guard and is a member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry Military Heritage and Educational Foundation. He is founder and President of the Friends of the Furness Railroad District, a 501 [c] [3] group that promotes the historical value and significance of Wilmington's railroad legacy.


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