Learn about the architecture of the Garment Center
Building Capitol: The Vernacular Architecture of the Garment District
October 9th, 6:30 p.m. – Recital Hall
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street
FREE. Seating is limited.
Admittance will be on a first come, first served basis, no reservations.
For more information:
visit www.gothamcenter.org or call 212.817.8474.
The Garment District is one of the most famous neighborhoods of New York City. This is an area well known to labor historians, but virtually unknown to historians of the city’s built environment. Andrew Dolkart, the James Marston Fitch Associate Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and author of the award-winning Morningside Heights: A History of its Architecture and Development, will give an illustrated lecture on the vernacular architecture of the Garment District, examining the forces that resulted in the extraordinary rapidity of development of showrooms, factories, and lofts.
Co-sponsored with the Leon Levy Foundation as part of its “Garment Industry History Initiative.”
The History Forum showcases the best new work on New York City history. The Gotham Center for New York City History was founded by Mike Wallace, Pulitzer Prize-winning co-author of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, and is directed by Suzanne Wasserman.