Friday, March 30, 2007

Register for Dolkart Lecture on Vernacular Architecture!

Please join LANDMARK WEST! and friends for


Andrew Dolkart

New York: Vernacular City

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

6:00 pm

The lecture and after-party with wine and light food

will take place in a dramatic, circa-1904 apartment in the

West 67th Street Artists’ Colony Historic District

(between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue)


Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance.*

Space is limited.

Contact LW! at

or (212) 496-1714 to reserve your seats and get details.


While New York is famed for its buildings designed by

prestigious architects, it was their less well-known colleagues, working

primarily for speculative builders, who created the residential and

commercial streetscapes of the city. Andrew Dolkart, James Marston Fitch

Associate Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia

University, will analyze the ways in which speculative developers and their

architects and builders adapted popular architectural forms to

the demands of a dense city where real estate speculation has been a

paramount influence since the first Europeans settled here in

the 17th century.


Designed as a haven for working artists, West 67th Street off Central Park West is characterized by high-rise studio buildings featuring Gothic, Northern Renaissance and Tudor details that were constructed between 1900 and World War I. The West 67th Street Artists’ Colony Historic District was recognized for its architectural excellence in 1985 when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also part of the Upper West Side-Central Park West Historic District, designated by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1990.

* $25 of your donation will be tax deductible.

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