May 28, 2011

EVENT: Roberts S. Brookings Star on the Walk of Fame


To commemorate the unveiling of the Robert S. Brookings Star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame, Washington University will co-sponsor a lecture with the Clayton History Society. 
The Lecture will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 7:00 p.m. in College Hall on Washington University’s South 40 student housing area.  These forty acres along were donated by Brookings to Washington University in 1923.  Brookings also donated his home to the University, which now serves as the University’ Alumni House.
The lecture, entitled:  Robert S. Brookings, Visionary, Decisive man of action, will highlight Brookings pivotal role as a civic leader in the region at the turn of the century, his creation of the Washington University Campus and its development, as well as the founding of the Brookings Institution.  The Lecture is part of the ongoing Clayton Century Foundation Lecture series.
The lecture will be delivered by Eugene J. Mackey, the founding principal of Mackey Mitchell and Associates.  In addition to being a distinguished architect who has help shape the face of St. Louis over the last 40 years, Gene is an historian and tour guide who speaks with great authority of the life and times of Robert Brookings.
The University will host a reception following the lecture.
The lecture and reception is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  Contact Jane Miller at janemiller@wustl.edu or 314-935-5752 to RSVP.
On June 23 at 11:30 a.m. Chancellor Emeritus William Danforth will take part in the dedication ceremony of Brooking’s star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.  The Brooking star is located at the corner of Skinker and Delmar in front of the “Corner Building.”  This building was recently purchased and renovated by Washington University.

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