Pierre Rademaker will present a fascinating commentary on the visual and architectural changes which have taken place in the city of San Luis Obispo, interspersing his discussion with a series of old and modern photographs to show how the city was built out over time and the forces that shaped that change.
As past president of both the Chamber of Commerce and the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association, Pierre has an understanding of the economic and social forces that contribute to a vibrant downtown. He served for nine years as a member of the city’s Architectural Review Commission and chaired the city’s effort to produce its highly regarded “Conceptual Physical Plan for the City’s Center” in 1993 as well as its 2017 update.
This led to his presentations at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Conference and Livable Oregon’s annual conference. His interest in local history is the result of his involvement in many historic restoration projects throughout the downtown.
The talk will be held at the DANA Adobe Cultural Center Sunday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m.