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NYPAP Coffee Break Chat – Anthony W. Robins on Margot Gayle

Coffee Break Chat
Live on Zoom (recorded)
Robins in conversation with Ohta and Vogel
Wednesday, May 13 at 3:45 pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 868-7420-7927
*Email in advance to receive the password before event.
Stop by as architectural historian Anthony W. Robins shares his personal insights from working with the late Margot Gayle and the organization she founded, Friends of Cast Iron Architecture. Sip your coffee as Yukie Ohta of the Soho Memory Project and NYPAP Executive Director Brad Vogel walk with Robins through Gayle’s extensive preservation legacy and the cast-iron facades she loved and helped save.
A political activist and Greenwich Village resident, Gayle was a key organizer in the campaigns to restart the clock on the Jefferson Market Courthouse and save the building for reuse as a library, which helped set the stage for the passage of the landmarks law in 1965. Gayle went on to found the Victorian Society of America and the Friends of Cast Iron Architecture, which successfully advocated for the designation of a historic district in Soho. She also became involved in advocacy for other public clocks throughout the city.
Zoom ID: 868-7420-7927
*Email prior to the event to obtain passcode.
**Preview for this week’s Coffee Break Chat: Our oral history with Margot Gayle
**Preview II for this week’s Coffee Break Chat: Anthony W. Robins bio sketch