On Sunday, August 18th, take a look at restoring historic buildings across the nation.
Historic Texas Courthouses: Foundations of the Future at 2:00pm
Celebrates the Texas Historic Courthouse Restoration Program. Texas’ county courthouses are considered to be among the treasures of American civic architecture and the state has embarked on an ambitious multi-million dollar restoration effort. Viewers will tour restored courthouses across the state, from the Panhandle to the Texas coast, and meet the men an women responsible for preserving these beautiful, iconic buildings.
Historic Bridges of Arkansas at 2:30pm
Some bridges still standing in Arkansas are nearly as old as the state itself, but each year several of these structures are being lost to the ravages of time and the demands of a modern roadway system. The historic significance of the structures and importance of preservation are highlighted.
Saving the Hansen House at 3:00pm
The story of a mild-mannered college professor from the Midwest who buys a dilapidated 18th-century farmhouse in a small North Carolina town. Originally he plans to just restore it and then maybe sell it and move on. But the house turns out to be something special, and the town is even more special. Before he knows it, he is putting down roots. This one-hour documentary chronicles the unique challenges and rewards of saving a 250-year-old house.
Restoring A Masterpiece: The Renovation of the Eastman Theatre at 4:00pm
A one-hour documentary that captures the fascinating story of the Eastman Theatre and documents its recent restoration. Narrated by Rochester native, actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman, the film includes historic photographs, film, and video – including live performances from the Eastman School of Music and the RPO among others.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years at 5:00pm
Provides an exclusive look inside the painstaking process of restoring and rehabilitating a historic home. Even today, the Boynton House – one of the few Frank Lloyd Wright creations still functioning as a private, single-family residence instead of a museum. Built in 1908, the Boynton House exemplifies Wright’s signature “Prairie style,” with its gently sloping roofs, long bands of windows, wide overhangs, low terraces, private gardens, open floor plan and built-in furnishings.