HDC’s Preservation School | Fall 2018

October 3 October 11 |  October 16 |  November 5 

These four 60-minute sessions will begin at 6:00PM on weekday evenings in October 2018 at the

Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues).

Classes are $15 each or $50 for all four

Wednesday, October 3
:                                  Preservation Tools for NYC

This introductory course will provide an overview of the regulations and funding mechanisms (both at the City and State levels) that exist to protect historic resources in New York City. The course will also outline the various organizations and entities that work to uphold and strengthen these mechanisms.

(Instructor: Simeon Bankoff)

Wednesday, October 11
:                               NYC Architectural Styles: 53rd & Modern

NYC contains a wealth of historic architecture in a vast array of typologies and styles spanning generations. While previous iterations of the NYC Architectural Styles course have focused on rowhouse styles, this season’s course will focus on Modernism, explored through the lens of one particularly rich thoroughfare: 53rd Street, river to river. (Instructor: Sean Khorsandi)


Tuesday, October 16:                               Overview of NYC Building Materials: Terra Cotta

In this season’s course on Building Materials commonly found in NYC, instructor Daniel Allen (HDC Board President) will focus on a ubiquitous material found across the ages and across the boroughs: terra cotta. The session will explain how this material is employed (past and present), how to identify it, and “scratch the surface” on its maintenance and conservation. (Instructor: Daniel Allen)

Monday, November 5
:                    How to Research NYC Buildings: Cultural Significance 

This course will delve into tools and strategies for researching buildings in NYC, including various repositories and document types. Learn the basics of how to investigate the origins and stories behind historic properties. This season’s course will focus on resources for determining a building’s cultural, as well as architectural, significance. (Instructor: Amanda Davis)

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