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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, co-owners of Spirit Ironworks, will discuss the ironwork restoration of one of New York City’s most beloved, and historically significant social services agencies, Henry Street Settlement. This 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. They will also touch upon some of the partners that made the project possible including: LI Saltzman Architects, Henry Street Settlement, The New York Landmarks Conservancy, and NYC 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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