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2013 Summer Lecture Series – Lecture III: Ebbets Field at 100: Still Resonating in the American Imagination with Bob McGee Register Now!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013; 6:00 pm Reception; 6:30 pm Lecture
Lead sponsor P. E. Guerin, Inc.
with additional support from Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown
The Summer Lecture Series is made possible by a generous grant from the New York Council for the Humanities
A hundred years after it rose in Flatbush and 53 years after the wrecking ball fell, the classic façade and stirring memories of Ebbets Field still foster emotion as the definitive image of the American ballpark, where fans needed not part with half a month’s salary to see a ballplayer’s eyes. The Greatest Ballpark Ever author Bob McGee talks about what Charley Ebbets did to build his monument to baseball and Brooklyn, and how his efforts prefaced baseball’s coming of age and the grandeur of the national game.
Bob McGee is the author of The Greatest Ballpark Ever: Ebbets Field and the Story of the Brooklyn Dodgers. McGee also is the co-author, with Henry Hope Reed and Esther Mipass, of the 1990 Greensward publication, Bridges of Central Park. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Oakland Tribune, and several magazines.
Location: Lecture takes place at the New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues), New York City.
Cost/Continuing Education Hours: The Summer Lecture Series is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities and is free to ICAA members, employees of Professional Member firms, students, and the general public; 1 AIA/CES CEHs available per lecture.
Reservations recommended: Call the ICAA reservations line (212) 730-9646, ext. 109 or reserve online.
The Summer Lecture Series is made possible by a generous grant from the