James B. Garrison – R. Brognard Okie’s “Stone Houses”

Date: February 3, 2015

James B. Garrison, architect and author of the recently published Stone Houses: Traditional Homes of R. Brognard Okie, speaks about Okie’s designs and his impact on American residential architecture. He is known for sensitive restorations of historic buildings in the Colonial Revival style. Built from 1904 to 1943, these dwellings exemplified our basic dream of living in a place of stability and comfort. Stone Houses showcases Okie’s houses in pastoral settings, set along hillsides and beside streams, with deep fireplaces, thick beamed ceilings, and wide plank floors.