The First Unitarian Church of Rochester is sponsoring a program, “Our Louis Kahn Building”, on November 8 at 8 p.m. It will be a panel discussion moderated by Sterling Weaver and featuring Duncan Buell, member of Kahn’s firm during construction, Marlin Potter, contractor on the project for Robert Hylan and Sons, and Jean France, architectural historian and member of the architect selection committee.
Jean France is a professor emeritus at the University of Rochester and, as noted above, was personally involved in the congregation’s decision to hire Louis Kahn as the architect. She has written a fascinating brochure about the church building.
The First Unitarian Church is located at 220 S. Winton Road, between Highland and East Avenue.