Thursday, May 21, 2009

Original Post: February 19, 2009

Building New York's Garment District, 1919-1929

A Slide Lecture by Professor Andrew S. Dolkart

Director of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University's School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

The Garment District is one of the most famous neighborhoods of New York City. Well known to labor historians, this area, which stretches from Sixth to Ninth Avenues between 35th and 41st Streets, is virtually unknown to historians of the city's built environment. Join LW! and Professor Dolkart, author of the award-winning Morningside Heights: A History of its Architecture and Development, for an illustrated lecture on the vernacular architecture of the Garment District, the world's largest concentration of high-rise factories. Professor Dolkart, a LW! board member, will examine the forces that resulted in the extraordinary rapidity of development of showrooms, factories, and lofts and will even link this development to that of the Upper West Side.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 6:00PM

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY: 35 West 67th Street


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