St. John's Church and New Construction in Historic Districts Today A lecture by Stephen F. Byrns
Title: St. John’s Church and New Construction in Historic Districts Today A lecture by Stephen F. Byrns
Location: Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street
Description: St. John’s Getty Square was originally a 1751 Georgian manorial church in downtown Yonkers. In 1871, it became one of the first examples of historic preservation in America, with a magnificent enlargement by William Appleton Potter. It is also one of the first instances of the Colonial Revival in the nation. Byrns will draw upon his experience as an LPC Commissioner by discussing various recent examples of projects approved or disapproved by the LPC, and compare them to the changes at St. John’s over a period of 120 years.
Stephen F. Byrns is a partner at BKSK Architects and was a Commissioner at the Landmark Commission from 2004-10. He majored in History at Princeton University, where he wrote his thesis on William Butterfield.
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 20:00
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