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About the event
AN EXCITING & UNIQUE NEW EXHIBITION FEATURING ARTISTS
Christopher Makos & Paul Solberg
Forest Hall is listed on the Historic National Register.
The original architectural drawings and blueprints are in the collection of the American Institute of Architects Foundation in Washington D.C. In conjunction with Grey Towers, Forest Hall is considered the birthplace of the Conservation movement in America. Hunt & Hunt, successor firm of Richard Morris Hunt, architect of many important buildings, including Biltmore and the base on which the Statue of Liberty stands, designed Forest Hall in 1903. In 1904, James Pinchot contracted E. S. Wolfe to construct Forest Hall to adjoin the 1880’s Gothic Revival building at the corner of Hartford and Broad Street, designed by Calvert Vaux, architect of the original façade of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Built in the French Normandy style, Forest Hall was intended for use by commercial shops on the first floor, and for classrooms for Yale University’s Forest School as well as a meeting place for fraternal organizations on the upper floors.