Our Story and Mission
The New York Preservation Archive Project is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and celebrating the history of historic preservation in New York City.
Recognizing the instructive and inspirational importance of this history to the continued health, success and growth of preservation in our City, the Archive Project hopes to bring these stories to light through public programs, oral histories, and providing public access to information. The Archive Project is devoted to celebrating neglected narratives of New York historic preservation using the archives that hold these stories.
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The Preservation History Database is a first-stop encyclopedic resource for researchers interested in the history of preservation in New York City.
Please find our YouTube video recordings of our Zoom programs below. April 22 Coffee Break Chat (3:45 pm) – Zachary Violette and Brad Vogel on the book The Decorated Tenement:...
The Oral History Collection documents the experiences and perspectives of New York City preservationists. By collecting eyewitness accounts and personal impressions of moments in preservation history, the Archive Project aims...
Join the New York Preservation Archive Project as we continue a favorite preservation tradition with our 17th annual breakfast benefit honoring the birthday of storied New York City preservationist, who made New York City’s Landmarks Law possible.