Architecture and Music from the 19th Century

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Architecture and Music from the 19th Century

Take a Sunday stroll through history and learn about 19th-century architecture accompanied by music from the era. Join cultural resource expert R. Christopher Noonan of Preservation Services, Inc. for a 19th-century Architecture Stroll with music on Sunday, September 23 at 2pm in Westborough.

During this tour along historic Church Street, Noonan will explain 19th-century architecture, landscapes and streetscapes and the stories they tell.  Along the route, singer/songwriter Luanne Crosby will perform selections that highlight 19th-century musical traditions. This free walking tour, sponsored by the Westborough Historical Society, begins in front of the Congregational Church at the corner of Church and West Main Streets. Parking is available on West Main Street.  Rain date: Sept.30.

With a master’s degree in historic preservation, Westborough resident R. Christopher Noonan has pursued an interdisciplinary approach to his interests and career.  His experience with real property includes design/build, construction management, land use planning, cultural resource planning and real estate development. Noonan also served as director of the Blackstone Valley Institute, part of the National Park Service.   For 30 years he has applied this interdisciplinary knowledge to his work as owner of Preservation Services, Inc. of Mendon.

Luanne Crosby is a veteran singer/songwriter/guitarist whose talents have been recognized on the international as well as local scene. Her love of songwriting has resulted in more than 100 original tunes and the creation of three CDs.  A Westborough resident, Crosby particularly enjoys building community through her music.