Diversity and Patterns in Georgia’s Religious Architecture
Dr. Ray Luce, Georgia State Historic Preservation Officer
- Time: 3:00 PM
- Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2008
- Place: DeLamar Jensen Lecture Room, 1130 HBLL, BYU
About the Event
Georgia (founded in 1733) has a rich religious heritage but Georgia’s religious structures, like most in the nation, have not been studied in a systematic way. Georgia’s historic churches and meetinghouses document four centuries of cultural and ethnic interaction involving English and Spanish colonizers, Native Americans, African slaves and African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and a convergence of native born Georgians from all of these groups.
Dr. Luce’s presentation will focus on the various methods that can and have been used to evaluate religious structures, and he will present a workings typology for surveys Georgia’s rich religious buildings. As the Georgia State Preservation Officer, Dr. Luce is responsible for archaeology protection and education, environmental review and compliance, grants, historic resource surveys, tax incentives, community planning and technical assistance, and Georgia’s National Register of Historic Places. Mr. Luce has also published and presented numerous papers on the topic of Mormon architectural history and city planning.
Please join us for this small, seminar-like presentation. This lecture will be of interest to those interested in American history, architectural history, Art history, American studies, Southern studies, cultural and popular studies and historic preservation. If you have any questions regarding this presentation, please contact the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at (801) 422.3514.