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GREEN-WOOD CELEBRATES A BIG ANNIVERSARY FOR NYC: ITS PIONEERING LANDMARKS PROTECTION LAW TURNS 50

April 12, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Calling all lovers of architecture, history and great landmarks of New York City: join Green-Wood in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Landmarks Law. It was 1965 when Mayor Wagner signed this revolutionary bill into law, which continues today to protect and preserve the city’s most iconic and beloved sites.

With architectural historian and tour guide Matt Postal, visitors will see Green-Wood’s own designated landmark: Richard Upjohn and Son’s magnificent gothic archway (celebrating its 150th birthday this year), as well as several sites with landmark connections – like Green-Wood’s historic Chapel (1911) by the architects of Grand Central Terminal – a structure famously saved in the 1970s when the Landmarks Law was challenged (and upheld) in the US Supreme Court; the graves of many architects of NYC Landmarks, including Gamaliel King (Brooklyn Borough Hall), James Renwick (St. Patrick’s Cathedral), and James McComb (Gracie Mansion, City Hall); and more.

This program is part of NYC Landmarks50 Alliance, the multi-year celebration of the 50th anniversary of New York City’s Landmarks Law.

$20; $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of
the Brooklyn Historical Society. Reservations are recommended. To
make an online reservation or to find out more information, call 718-210
3080 or visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents.

Details

Date:
April 12, 2015
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11232

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