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100 Years of Preservation: A Conversation with Anthony C. Wood

April 30, 2015
6:30-8:00 p.m.
The Baha'i Center

The Archive Project teamed up with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation for an intimate discussion of what led to the passage of New York City’s 1965 Landmarks Law, how it has affected the urban environment since, and the prognosis for preservation looking forward. Anthony C. Wood, founder of the New York Preservation Archive Project and author of Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks, joined in conversation with Karen Loew, Director of East Village and Special Projects at the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, to illuminate the long struggle that preceded the landmark law and the forces that shaped it. The discussion examined the architectural losses on the way to the law and the preservation of so many remarkable buildings since, while also evaluating the current political landscape and how preservation may evolve in the 21st century. 

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New York, NY 10003

Above: Demolition of Artist’s Studio, Greenwich Avenue, May 19, 1960; Estate of Fred W. McDarrah; Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York