It’s the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation will be celebrating with special programs.
I’ll be taking part in a panel:
Greenwich Village Historic District 50: The Making of the Greenwich Village Historic District
Monday, January 28, 2019 at 6:30pm
Church of Saint John’s in the Village, 224 Waverly Place
In 1969, Greenwich Village preservationists, activists, and neighbors celebrated the victory of the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the designation, and we’re marking this golden anniversary with programs throughout the year addressing the district’s history, preservation, architecture, culture, and much more.
We begin this year of programming with a panel of experts, telling the story of how the district was won. What were the Village preservation efforts that directly led to the designation? Originally, the city had proposed a dozen little districts, but came to do the “one big one” – how did that come to be? Why wasn’t the district extended all the way west to the Hudson River, as Jane Jacobs wanted?
* Andrew Berman, Executive Director of Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
* Susan De Vries, Preservation Historian
* Professor Francis Morrone, Architectural Historian
* Professor Mosette Broderick, Director of Urban Design and Architecture Studies and Historical and Sustainable Architecture Programs at New York University
Co-sponsored by the New York Preservation Archive Project and the Church of Saint John’s in the Village
This event is fully accessible