Preservation Education


August 2014, Volume 11, Number 3

It’s What is on the Inside that Counts:

EverGreene Architectural Arts Studio Tour and Presentation

Eldridge Street Synagogue

Eldridge Street Synagogue

While building exteriors are often the most lauded architectural features and contribute to the sense of urbanism that defines New York City, the interior of these historic buildings-the murals, decorative paint, ornamental plaster, gilding and other unique specialty finishes- make them even more spectacular and unique. These decorative arts, often the most significant and character-defining part of a historic building, grace the interiors of worship spaces, schools, museums, theaters, commercial, residential and government buildings, many dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Continuing the Historic Districts Council’s investigation of historic materials, this program will look at the extensive work, creativity and knowledge of materials that is required to preserve these decorative interiors. Join HDC for a studio tour and presentation by EverGreene Architectural Arts.

The program will visit the working studio of one of the most well-regarded architectural arts firms in North America. Attendees will be able to view the hands-on work being undertaken by EverGreene artisans to restore and, at times, remake crucial interior features. The program will also include a presentation by EverGreene staff to discuss the process of architectural arts projects, including working with architects and clients, developing historic color palettes, combining historic and modern materials, and options regarding replacement materials.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

3:45 PM- Check-in

 4:00-6:00 PM-Studio Tour and Program


EverGreene Architectural Arts

 450 West 31st Street, 7th Floor



Friends of HDC/VSNY members-$50

 To Learn more or to register click here 

2 AIA Approved LU/HSW Credits/2 NY State Licensing Credits

For more information or to RSVP please contact or visit here

This program is being co-sponsored by


Preservation School


The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present a series of classes that will illuminate the essentials of historic preservation. Whether you live in a historic district, sit on your local community board or just want to learn about the built environment of your city, these classes will provide a knowledge and vocabulary for historic preservation. Classes will cover the basics including an introduction to preservation, zoning and New York City building types. They will also instruct hands-on skills including how to read architectural drawings and how to research and photograph buildings.

Course List:

~Monday, September 8, 2014- Preservation 101

~Wednesday, October 15, 2014-Historic Building Research

~Monday, November 10, 2014-NYC Architectural Styles

~Monday, December 8, 2014-NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission and State/National Register of Historic Places Designation

~Monday, February 9, 2015-Zoning 101

~Monday, March 9, 2015-Architectural Photography

~Monday, April 13, 2015- Reading Architectural Drawings

~Monday, May 11, 2015- Building Materials

All classes are at 6 PM at the

Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street 10003

For full class description and to register click here 


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