Continuing Education Program: Terra Cotta New York-post

The Historic Districts Council is pleased to present the first in a series of continuing education panels which will focus on historic materials. These programs will illuminate the complex histories, manufacturing methods, restoration process and use as a contemporary material. The first program

Terra Cotta New York


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Architectural terra cotta is one of the most prevalent ornamental features in urban environments, and New York City is filled with remarkable examples. The skyline here is rich in terra cotta figures and intricate decorative  detail. This program will present a thorough consideration of varied aspects of this material.


Topics to be covered will include an in-depth discussion of the use of terra cotta in historic and modern buildings; the manufacturing of terra cotta for restoration and for new construction and case studies of the restoration and maintenance of these historic buildings. The program will feature four speakers, each an expert in this field.

Speakers are:
Susan Tunick– President, Friends of Terra Cotta and author of Terra-Cotta Skyline.


John Krouse– President, Boston Valley Terra Cotta


Dan Allen– Principal, CTA Architects


Harry Kendall– Principal, BKSK Architects



Tuesday June 24, 2014
8:30 am-Check in
9:00- 1:00-Program
at the
Neighborhood Preservation Center
232 East 11 Street
New York, NY 10003
Friends of HDC-$100  
Includes continental breakfast



3.5 AIA Approved LU/HSW Credits/ 3.5 NY State Licensing Credits


For more information or to RSVP please contact Brigid Harmon at 212-614-9107 or



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