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Let’s Go Places! Art Deco and Transportation in Washington, DC (Webinar)

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Greyhound Bus Terminal. Photo courtesy of the Art Deco Society of Washington.


As DCPL enjoys its 50th Anniversary we want to celebrate some of the unique qualities of our architectural heritage that make Washington so special.  Join us on Tuesday, January 25th at 6:30pm EST for a virtual program in partnership with the Art Deco Society of Washington to examine how evolution in early 20th century modes of transportation helped shape some of our favorite places. The 1920s and 30s saw several advances in design for car, bus, train and plane travel and architects responded creatively to develop buildings to embrace them.

Greyhound Bus Terminal lobby.

This illustrated talk by Art Deco Society President Steve Knight will give an overview of architectural and industrial design trends during the interwar years as well as examine some of the noteworthy examples of transportation-related architecture that celebrate Art Deco design, including the former Greyhound Bus Terminal at 1100 New York Avenue, the 1941 Terminal of National Airport in Arlington, and a handful of other resources related to transportation in and around Washington.


This virtual program is free and open to the public. It will also be streamed live to DCPL’s Facebook page.



Steve Knight is an architect and Principal with firm David M. Schwarz Architects based in Washington. Steve’s interest in Art Deco covers many facets, including architecture, preservation advocacy, conducting educational walking tours, collecting vintage clothing and period furniture, and enjoying the era’s music and film.


About the Art Deco Society of Washington

The Art Deco Society of Washington is a non-profit organization incorporated to foster awareness, preservation, and appreciation of the Art Deco period. They are an all-volunteer regional organization with members in Washington, Virginia and Maryland. You can learn more about their multi-faceted mission and all that they do by visiting their website: www.adsw.org





January 25
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm