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New Rooms for Old Houses: Beautiful Additions for the Traditional Home, April 5, 2009

Frank Shirley, Architect and Author

Sunday, April 5, 2009, 2:00 p.m., Community Room
Needham Free Public Library, 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Free and open to the public
Refreshments

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Needham Public Library invite you to hear author Frank Shirley, of Frank Shirley Architects, present his expertise on how noteworthy old homes can accommodate contemporary life styles.

In his 2007 book New Rooms for Old Houses: Beautiful Additions for the Traditional Home, published in conjunction with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Shirley presents a tasteful meeting of old and new in renovations or expansions through four cornerstones of design: balance, transition, public and private space, and materials.

Shirley is the Boston Society of Architects' appointed member to the Cambridge Historical Commission. His presentation will include slides of architectural projects throughout Massachusetts.

Copies of the author's book will be available for purchase and autograph.

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