Lenore Norman was executive director of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) from from the mid-1970s to the early ’80s, working under the tenures of three LPC Chairs: Beverly Moss Spatt, Kent Barwick, and Gene A. Norman.
The 1973 amendments to New York City’s Landmarks Law established interior landmarks, scenic landmarks, instituted continuous hearings and designation (ending the mandated moratorium limiting designations to a 6-month period every three years), and otherwise transformed the workings of the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Sometimes listed as Agnes A. Gilchrist, Agnes Gilchrist, Mrs. John M. Gilchrist or Agnes E. Addison.
Agnes Addison Gilchrist was born December 25, 1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended Wellesley College where she earned a bachelor's degree in Art in 1930, and the University of Pennsylvania where she earned a master's degree in Medieval History in 1933 and a doctorate in Modern History in 1938.
Alan Burnham was born on February 10, 1913, in Englewood, New Jersey. He attended prep school in Connecticut and Colorado, and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science from Harvard in 1935. In 1940, he received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Columbia University. As an architect, he worked in the firm of Stanley and Sturges, which specialized in architecture for the Roman Catholic Church1.
1. Fraser, Gerald C., "Alan Burnham is Dead at 71; Architect and Preservationist," New York Times, March 5, 1984.