Cynthia S. Brenwall’s new book The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure (Abrams, 2019), with a forward by architecture critic Martin Filler, is a virtual time machine, drawn from the collections of the NYC Municipal Archives, that takes a journey through Central Park as it was originally envisioned.
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is set to hold their 2019 Historic Homes Tour on Saturday, May 11th from 10 am to 4 pm.
This year’s tour features nine historic homes – 46 Circular Street, 108 Circular Street, two condos at the Stone Abbey at 125 Circular Street, 172 Circular Street, 201 Circular Street, 89 Court Street, 30 North Lane, and rehabilitation in progress at 184 Spring Street. In addition to these homes, the Van Raalte Mill at 125 High Rock Avenue and the New York State Military Museum at 61 Lake Avenue, will also be featured. [Read more…] about Saratoga Springs Historic Homes Tour Saturday
Zachary J. Violette’s new book The Decorated Tenement: How Immigrant Builders and Architects Transformed the Slum in the Gilded Age (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) reexamines urban America’s tenement buildings born of the housing reform movement embraced by the American-born elite in the late nineteenth century, centering on the immigrant neighborhoods of New York and Boston.
Violette focuses on what he calls the “decorated tenement,” a wave of new buildings constructed by immigrant builders and architects who remade the slum landscapes of the Lower East Side of Manhattan and the North and West Ends of Boston in the late nineteenth century. [Read more…] about New Book on Immigrant Builders and Architects in New York
The Historical Society of Rockland County has announced the Rockland County Executive’s Historic Preservation Merit Award Recipients for 2019.
Since 1991, the Historical Society of Rockland County has presented over 90 awards to public agencies, private individuals, community-based and religious organizations in recognition of their preservation efforts in the County. [Read more…] about Rockland County Historic Preservation Award Winners
The 10th Annual Southampton House Tour, “Insider’s View,” has been set for Saturday, June 1st, at the Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street, and throughout the Village of Southampton.
Tour participants will experience houses that illustrate Southampton’s unique architectural history from colonial days to present. Ticket holders also have the opportunity to tour the 1648 Thomas Halsey Homestead, Saint Andrew’s Dune Church and a historic library building.
The Albany Institute of History & Art is set to host a lecture on the Brunner-Lay Plan of 1914 with professor emeritus John Pipkin.
The lecture explores the book Studies for Albany, released in 1914, which contains the observations and improvements proposed by architect Arnold Brunner and landscape architect Charles Downing Lay for the city of Albany, part of the City Beautiful movement.
Each year in May as part of National Historic Preservation Month, Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations who in the past year have invested significant time and money to undertake preservation projects.
The Foundation is requesting nominations of projects that reflect a commitment to preserving, promoting, and reusing historic buildings and landscapes. [Read more…] about Saratoga Springs Preservation Award Nominations Needed
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation (along Honorary Co-Chairs Heather and Brian Straughter) are set to welcome spring with the 2019 Historic Homes Tour, on Saturday, May 11th, from 10 am to 4 pm. This event offers the rare opportunity to see the interiors of private historic homes of the East Side neighborhood of Saratoga Springs. [Read more…] about 2019 Saratoga Springs Historic Homes Tour
The Schenectady County Historical Society has announced a number of walking tours set to begin in May. Popular tours like “Scandalous Schenectady” and “Schenectady Suds” will return this summer, along with new tours that explore hot spots like Little Italy, State and Jay Streets, and downtown Scotia. [Read more…] about New Season of Walking Tours Celebrates Schenectady
Eight honorees have been selected by a jury of preservation professionals to receive the 2019 Excellence in Historic Preservation Award. They will be honored at the Preservation League of NYS “Excellence in Historic Preservation” awards ceremony, set for Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 6 pm, at the New York Yacht Club, 37 West 44th Street, New York. [Read more…] about Excellence in Historic Preservation Winners Announced