D. Nels Reese

Building and Culture in the Idaho Outback: How Idaho responded to building and architectural movements in America.

Speaker:  D. Nels Reese

How has Idaho responded to national discourse in architecture over the past 170 years?  This photographic presentation demonstrates how important national architectural trends show up in Idaho. What influenced the state’s oldest existing building?  How did the Victorian era impact Idaho?  Where can we see reflections of Chicago’s 1893 Columbian Exposition in Idaho?  When tall buildings were the rage in Chicago and New York, how did Idaho respond?  When America went mad over the air-conditioned mall, how long did it take for Idaho to jump on that bandwagon?  Has modem architecture come easily to our state?