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The Chatham Historical Society is dedicated to discovering and sharing the rich history of Chatham Borough, New Jersey. Founded in 1924, the Chatham Historical Society brings people together who are interested in the history and the on-going development of the borough. Information of historical interest is presented through programs, publications and other media. The Society encourages an appreciation of the borough’s historic character and recognizes that today’s residents, places and events will become our history.
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This illustrated lecture by Janet W. Foster will focus on domestic architecture in the era of Queen Victoria.
It will also explain why calling a building “Victorian” doesn’t help describe what it looks like, or even when it was built. The many architectural expressions of the period from about 1840 to 1900 will be touched upon, including the style called Queen Anne. Local examples will be used occasionally, but be prepared for an exciting, fast-paced survey of buildings from across the United States.