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Special Modernism Event: Lecture & Reception: "William F. Cody the Architect"

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Special Modernism Event:

Lecture & Reception:

William F. Cody the Architect

Cody Portrait
 Cody House Sketch Exterior

With Laura Sorvetti

Join us on Monday, February 20th for a Special Modernism Event: William F. Cody the Architect. Cody made his mark with elegant, timeless buildings that are considered masterpieces of desert modern architecture. Learn more about this modernist architect’s vast archive from Laura Sorvetti, Special Collections & Archives Librarian at the Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo which houses the Cody archive. Following her presentation we will view a special videotaped interview with William F. Cody's daughter Catherine Cody Nemirovsky recorded before moving out of the country. Cathy shares memories and insights only a daughter could know and talks with local architecture expert Michael Stern about her father’s work and growing up in their family home designed by Cody. The event will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the main Library atrium followed by a reception from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the Cody designed Palm Springs Public Library, catered by Jennifer’s Kitchen. This is a ticketed event, $55 per person, for tickets go to www.modernismweek.com/events/. Proceeds from this program to benefit the Friends of the Palm Springs Library.  

Laura SorvettiLaura Sorvetti coordinates reference, outreach, and instruction for Special Collections and Archives at Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. She assists students, faculty, staff, and the research community at large to access primary sources. She also works with university and community classes to support instruction and facilitate research of the department's holdings. Special Collections and Archives is the repository for records that document the vibrant and diverse history of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo County, and California architects, including Julia Morgan, William F. Cody, and Mark Mills.



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