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Wade to Present "The Kearfott Legacy" at Bristol Public Library

October 6, 2014   |   6:30 pm
Bristol Public Library
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The Bristol Historical Association and the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire will jointly sponsor a program Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room of the Bristol Public Library. William J. Wade will present a Power Point slide presentation entitled "The Kearfott Legacy" identifying the accomplishments of two eminent twentieth century Bristol architects, father and son, both named Clarence B. Kearfott. The program will emphasize the artistic versatility of these two men and show the wide variety of types of buildings which they designed – homes, schools, churches, offices, hotels, government buildings, and industrial complexes. Some original plans and other memorabilia will also be on display.

Dr. Wade currently serves as vice president of the Bristol Historical Association, and retired King University professor. Coming to King College, now King University, in 1952, he taught every history and political science course which the college ever offered, until his retirement in 1998. He also served two terms as dean from 1962 to 1975, and again in the late 1990′s. Among his many accomplishments at King, he was instrumental in the establishment of the historical archives with the gifts and support of the friends of the college.

The October 6th presentation is open to the public and will highlight the most significant family of architects in the history of the city. This joint meeting with the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire is also partnered with the library’s mission of "Expanding Minds and Building Community."

For details on this program or information on the work of the Bristol Historical Association contact Tim Buchanan, BHA President, by e-mail at buchanan03@bvu.net, or visit the association’s Facebook page, Bristol History.