Friday, May 13, 2011

Prospect Place: Luncheon and Tour

Meet the Designers and Enjoy “A Symphony of Past and Present Beauty” After Lunch at University Club on 5/19

Built in 1839 and previously home to a merchant, a physician, and political leaders, Prospect Place is open to the public for a limted time as the 2011 Vanguard Designer Showhouse.

“A Symphony of Past and Present Beauty” is slated for Thursday, May 19 at 12:30 p.m. and begins with a hot and cold buffet at the University Club of Albany, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street. The luncheon will feature a presentation from local author and historian Peter Hess, who will discuss the history of the home.

Participants will depart the Club for Prospect Place (10 Stafford Street in Loudonville) at 1:30 p.m., for a guided tour at 2:00 p.m. The tour takes place on “Meet the Designers” day and will offer an opportunity for visitors to speak to the designers about the rooms they have created.

The University Club of Albany Foundation, Inc. is presenting this event in conjunction with Vanguard Albany Symphony, Inc., and one need not be a member of the University Club to attend. The cost for the luncheon and lecture is $30 and includes admission to the Vanguard Show House. Reservations please — call the University Club at 518-463-1151.

A portion of the proceeds from this event benefit the University Club Foundation, formed to recognize and maintain the unique historic and architectural significance of the University Club building and property, its historic neighborhood and the city of Albany, where it has been located since its inception in 1901. Events presented or sponsored by the Foundation can be found online at .

The Vanguard Designer Showhouse is an annual benefit for the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Prospect Place is open for tours through May 22, for more information visit .

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