Historic House

HDC Announces the De-calendaring Items as a 2015 Six to Celebrate

Update:  The LPC has released  the dates of each of the hearings along with resources files and fact sheets. The Landmarks Preservation Commission has agreed to hold hearings for each property on the calendared list! This was first reported in the Wall Street Journal on June 18, 2015. HDC & Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s solution […]

Birthplace of American Author to Get Commemorative Plaque

Wednesday, October 5, 11:30am 14 West 23rd Street Join HDC and the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center for a ceremony commemorating the life and work of Edith Wharton, author of “The House of Mirth” and “The Age of Innocence”.  Born in 1862 at 14 West 23rd Street in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District,  Wharton was a […]

Architect Panel- On the Surface: Modern Materials in Historic Restoration-

On the Surface: Modern Materials in Historic Restoration Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9am – 1pm Modern materials can preserve the aesthetic integrity of a building’s historic design and secure a restored building against future damage. William Neeley explains the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission’s position on the use of replacement materials in historic restoration work. Additional […]

Harlem's Historic Mount Morris Park 22nd Signature Annual House Tour

 Don’t miss this day full of history & inspiration. Sunday, June 12 from 11 AM to 4 PM!   We are celebrating 40 years as New York City’s 19th neighborhood to be recognized of the over 125 since 1965 when Mayor Robert Wagner established the Landmarks Preservation Commission in response to New Yorkers’ growing […]

And now for something a little different

We present to you photos, courtsey of Meg from OuterB, from a tour of the Riker-Lent Homestead, one of the privately-owned historic houses of Queens. http://www.outerb.com/?p=704 For more info, see http://www.rikerhome.com/ (just remember not to believe everything you read on the Internet, especially about building dates).

Bowne House Restoration Moving Ahead

From the Queens Tribune By JULIET WERNER Plans for the restoration of Bowne House and the construction of an adjoining visitor center were announced last Friday morning. Restoration began in 2000 but was put on hold when funding ran out. In the years since, the Bowne House Historical Society has raised $2.1 million, $700,000 from […]

Fall Events At the Merchant’s House Museum

From Merchant’s House Museum29 East Fourth StreetNew York, NY 10003212-777-1089www.merchantshouse.orgSaturday, September 15, 1:30 & 3 p.m.“Where Pinkies Find Their Purpose”: Afternoon Tea & TourStep back in time to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in a true historic setting. You’ll learn about the golden age of tea drinking and indulge in dainty tea sandwiches, real Scottish […]

Events At & For the Merchant’s House

From Merchant’s House Museum29 East Fourth StreetNew York, NY 10003212-777-1089 www.merchantshouse.org Sunday, April 1, Noon to 5 pmNo April Foolin’, Admission Today is Free Be the first to take a tour of our new family-friendly exhibition, “Don’t Be Fooled”: A Mid-19th Century Mix Up. See if you can identify all the “hidden” objects. Then enjoy […]

This Year’s Events at Historic Richmond Town

Staten Island Historical Society at HISTORIC RICHMOND TOWN441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306(718) 351-1611www.HistoricRichmondTown.org www.RichmondCountyFair.org PROGRAMS: TAVERN CONCERTSTwo shows every Saturday evening at 7:30 and 9:00 p.m.The cost is $15 per person, $12 for members of SIHSA mini-series of 4 concerts: $55/$44 for members of SIHSPrepaid reservations required – call 718-351-1611, Ext. 280 Saturday, […]

Bartow-Pell’s Preservation of its Orangerie Doors

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum895 Shore Road; Pelham Bay Park; Bronx, NY 10464Phone: 718-885-1461Website: www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org The history of the site dates to 1654 when Englishman Thomas Pell purchased from the Siwanoy Indians 9,000 acres of what is now the Bronx and Lower Westchester. The Bartow-Pell home was built by Pell descendent, Robert Bartow, between 1836 and 1842. […]

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