Alice Carey, preservation architect and owner of one of the Bay area’s most preservation distinguished architecture firms, Cary & Co., Inc., will present a lecture titled: “Preservation ’Round the Old Oak Tree: Three Approaches to Three Historic Downtown Buildings.” Ms. Carey will discuss Oakland City Hall, the Broadway Building (now Lionel Wilson Building) and Kahn’s Department Store (now the Rotunda Building).

The presentation—part of Oakland Heritage Alliance’s Second Thursday series—will be at 7:30 PM on Thursday, February 8, at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue [map]. Donation: $8 OHA members; $10 nonmembers.

Ms. Carey has thirty years experience in historic preservation architecture, planning, history and sustainability. Her firm specializes in the restoration, and rehabilitation of historic structures. Carey & Co. practices in California, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona and Utah and has won over 100 design and preservation awards. Her firm’s portfolio of historic rehabilitation projects includes San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, and the California State Capitol. Current projects include the Palace of Fine Arts, State Library and Courts Building in Sacramento, Marin Civic Center, and the Noe Valley Library in San Francisco.

[For background information about the three buildings Ms. Carey will discuss, see Annalee Allen’s article, “Oakland edifices inspired by 1906, 1989 earthquakes,” in the Oakland Tribune.]