Discover the foundations of Prairie School architecture and learn about its introduction to the Pacific Northwest in the early 20th century from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Queen Anne Branch, 400 W. Garfield St., 206-386-4227.

Minneapolis-based architectural historian Richard Kronick will describe the Prairie School style and discuss the contributions of Purcell and Elmslie (P&E) — the second largest Prairie School firm after Frank Lloyd Wright’s — connecting P&E to our local architectural story.

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Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is presented in partnership with Historic Seattle.

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