Sunday, December 5, 5:00-4:00 pm - Louisville Free Public Library, Main Branch - This event is produced in partnership with the Louisville Free Public Library. - Gideon Shryock is perhaps Kentucky’s most famous and least known architect of the nineteenth century. While many Kentuckians can point with pride to Shryock’s great surviving monuments in the Greek Revival style—Frankfort’s Old Kentucky Capitol, Lexington’s Morrison College, and Louisville’ Jefferson County Courthouse—very few are aware of this architect’s fascinating life story, his critical role in the American Greek Revival architectural movement, and the many other buildings, large and small, he constructed during his almost sixty -year-long career. He was, in fact, Kentucky’s first native-born, professionally trained architect, and a man of great influence in the development of American architectural practice and history. Co-authors Winfrey Blackburn and Scott Gill present a generously illustrated lecture drawn from their new book, Gideon Shryock: His Life and Architecture, 1802-1880, the first-ever comprehensive biography of this most important of Kentucky architects.