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Martin Hedmark: A Modern Swedish Architect in America

Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center at Scandinavian Cultural Center, West Newton MA

Apr 02 2020
Martin Hedmark: A Modern Swedish Architect in America

Martin Hedmark was a young Swedish architect who came to the United States in late 1924 to launch his career, primarily as an ecclesiastical architect for Swedish congregations and cultural institutions in America.

His commission was for Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Providence

This unique building is an expression of two distinct early 20th Century Nordic architectural styles, the first, National Romantism was being supplanted by the second, Nordic Classicism, or Swedish Grace, around the time that Hedmark emigrated to the U.S.  This lecture by Massachusetts architect Eric Inman Daum, will explore in depth Hedmark’s designs for Gloria Dei and touch upon other projects in New York, Worcester,

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