Tuesday, January 29, 2008

SAVE THE DATE: April 29 Unsung Heroes Awards Reception

On Tuesday, April 29th, LANDMARK WEST! will give the unsung heroes of the
Upper West Side the recognition they deserve for keeping our community’s
architectural heritage alive and well.

Join us in celebrating these heroes at the awards reception in their honor, from
7:00 – 9:00 pm at LA PALESTRA, Center For Preventative Medicine, 11 West 67th Street, the former ballroom of the Hotel Des Artistes.*

Invitation to follow. For more information, please contact:
LANDMARK WEST! at 212-496-8110, landmarkwest@landmarkwest.org

* The Hotel Des Artistes, designed by George Mort Pollard in 1917, is an anchor of the West 67th Street Artists’ Colony Historic District, an ensemble recognized for its architectural excellence in 1985 when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also part of the Upper West Side-Central Park West Historic District, designated by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1990. Once 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.
LANDMARK WEST! is a non-profit award-winning community group working since 1985 to preserve the best of the Upper West Side’s architectural heritage from 59th to 110th Street between Central Park West and Riverside Drive. Owing in large part to our community’s advocacy, there are nearly 2,700 designated landmarks in this area (up from only 337 in 1985).

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