Author Robert Brantley to speak at FHL event

Madewood Plantation. Photo by Robert S. Brantley and Jan White Brantley/Courtesy The Historic New Orleans Collection.

Robert Brantley, author and photographer of Henry Howard: Louisiana’s Architect, will be speaking as part of the Foundation for Historical Louisiana’s Heritage Lecture Series next Thursday, Aug. 27.

inRegister highlighted the book in a recent review:

Call it the case of the missing architect. At the height of his career in the 1800s, Henry Howard designed more prominent homes and public buildings than almost anyone else in south Louisiana. But though the edifices themselves—with names like Pontalba, Nottoway, Bocage—are still famous, the man who dreamed up these storied structures has largely been forgotten. Worse yet, many of his greatest projects have been incorrectly attributed to other architects over the years. Righting those wrongs was a decades-long undertaking that culminated in The Historic New Orleans Collection’s publication of the book this spring.

Read the full review here.

A reception kicks off the evening at 6 p.m. at the Old Governor’s Mansion, with a lecture and book signing following at 6:30 p.m.This event is free and open to the public. Get further details or call 225-387-2464 for more information.