“An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture in New York City” – Lecture by Phillip James Dodd September 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Admission:  $15 LMMM Members, $20 non-members
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Location:  Norwalk Public Library (1 Belden Ave, Norwalk, CT)
Ticket purchase includes admission to the lecture and light refreshments following the presentation.
A special drawing will be held for a complimentary tour led by Phillip James Dodd on Sept. 17 at 11am of the Woodlawn Cemetery, the resting place of the Mathews among other notable families. 
The Frick Collection, NYC. Photography by Jonathan Wallen. Courtesy of Phillip James Dodd.

This book, which has been painstakingly researched and beautifully photographed over many years, takes a close look at twenty of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in New York City. While showing public exteriors, its main focus is on the lavish interiors associated with the opulence of the Gilded Age – often providing a glimpse inside buildings not otherwise viewable to the public. The book’s foreword is by Julian Fellowes, English actor, novelist, film director, and screenwriter also known as the creator of the historical drama, “Downton Abbey,” among others.


The Morgan Library and Museum, NYC. Photography by Jonathan Wallen. Courtesy of Phillip James Dodd.

 Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Phillip James Dodd is an alumnus of the prestigious Prince of Wales’ Institute of Architecture in London. He moved to America more than twenty years ago and, after training with some of the most recognized classical architecture firms in the country, founded his eponymous design firm Phillip James Dodd: Bespoke Residential Design, LLC, in 2015. Phillip’s designs can be found in New York, Greenwich, Palm Beach, and as far away as Bangalore, India. In 2022, he was the recipient of the Elizabeth L. and John H. Schuler Architectural Award and was named one of the Top 50 Coastal Architects by Ocean Home magazine.


Phillip has a Master of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame, and an undergraduate degree in architecture from the Manchester School of Architecture. He is a Fellow Emeritus of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and serves as a commissioner on The Town of Greenwich Historic District Commission. In 2013, Phillip was elected by his peers as an Honorary Fellow of the INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners, an invited international body for practitioners in traditional architecture, under the auspices of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.


LMMM’s 2023 programs are made possible in part by CT Humanities with generous funding provided by Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature; LMMM’s Founding Patrons: The Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown; LMMM’s Leadership Patrons: The Sealark Foundation; and LMMM’s 2023 Season Distinguished Benefactors: The City of Norwalk, The Maurice Goodman Foundation, and Lockwood-Mathews Foundation, Inc.

For more information on tours and programs, please visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com, email [email protected] or call (203)-838-9779.