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Henry Street Settlement – Story of a Loving Restoration

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The Landmark Lectures focus on the origin, development, and restoration of New York City’s built environment, and celebrate the art and architecture of the City.  The Conservancy is pleased to co-sponsor this series with the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York.

Rachel Miller and Timothy Miller will discuss the ironwork restoration of one of New York City’s most beloved, and historically significant social service agencies, the Henry Street Settlement. This illustrated talk will explore the processes involved in restoring historic ironwork on three Federal-style buildings. The project was a rare opportunity to explore how pre-Civil War ironwork was constructed. They will also describe how the restoration process incorporated many traditional metalworking techniques such as forging genuine wrought iron, tool and die making, and replicating cast iron elements.

The Landmarks Conservancy assisted in the ironwork restoration with a grant from its City Ventures Fund program which works with nonprofit organizations housed in architecturally significant buildings that are being converted to affordable housing of other uses that benefit lower income communities.

The Millers will also touch on some of the other partners that made the project possible including LI Saltzman Architects and the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.

$10 New York Landmarks Conservancy members.

1.0 AIA LU credit is available for qualifying participants.

For more information please email: genesis.jerez@generalsociety.org


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