Explore some of the schools of C.B.J. Snyder
Sunday, October 27, 2:00 pm
The Public Schools of C.B.J.Snyder: Stuyvesant to Gramercy Squares
Superintendent of School Building from 1891-1923 during the glory days of public education, Snyder designed nearly 400 schools and additions. Replacing unsafe, unsanitary factory-like buildings, his “palaces of the people” (Jacob Riis’ phrase) convey Progressive and reform beliefs in light, play, health, good ventilation, school as neighbor anchors. His innovative designs sparked a decade or more of City Beautiful schools all over the country. This walk will look at five of his East Side schools.
Leader: Jean Arrington, Snyder scholar.
Meet in front of Washington Irving High School, Irving Pl. between 16th and 17th Streets.