Old Orlando Hotel, Orlando, Florida. Photograph by Sandy Holmes, 2017.
Architectural Historian | Project Director | Author
Recent Experience and Projects:
Author, "American Modern Architecture as Frame and Character in Alfred Hitchcock's Cinematic Spaces," to be published by University of Virginia Press, 2019. Released in short form as an essay in Critical Insights: Alfred Hitchcock (Douglas Cunningham, ed., Salem Press, 2016). Download a PDF of the essay;
"Florida's Mid-Century Modern Resources, 1945-1975: Historic Context Statements & Identification of 50 Flagship Structures," principal investigator for a groundbreaking, multi-tiered analysis of significant modernist buildings, structures, and landscapes statewide. Working with Morris Hylton, III, (Director of the Historic Preservation Program at the University of Florida), with additional grant funding from the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources (2017-2018);
Project Director, Preservation Capen, Winter Park, Florida (2013-2015), a successful effort to save, move (by barge over water), and restore a historic 19th-century lakeside "Old Florida" mansion;
Historian, author, and project coordinator for a National Historic Landmark Nomination, 1938 J. Andre Smith Research Studio, Maitland, FL, for the City of Maitland, Operated as the headquarters of the Arts & History Museums--Maitland. Nomination approved by the Secretary of the Department of the Interior (2012-2014).
Social Media + Websites: LinkedIn: Christine Madrid French Twitter: @archmodfor Modernism, Historic Preservation, Architecture, Design, and Heritage Instagram: @sexyhistorian My Mission 66 National Park Service Visitor Center research is available at: www.mission66.com