The area of our neighborhoods located south of Union Square represent an eclectic history, chock full artistic movements, industrial growth, labor/civil rights struggles, immigrant heritage, and much much more we have yet to discover. We’ve been seeking landmark protections for this area between 14th and 9th Streets, 5th and 3rd Avenue for years, as increasing pressure for luxury condo and tech development has resulted in demolition of more and more historic structures, and out-of-scale, out-of-context new development. We’re welcoming Anna Marcum and Sarah Eccles, our preservation team, to candidly discuss our ongoing process to landmark the district and to learn more about its irreplaceable contribution to neighborhoods’ historical narrative.

Anna Marcum is VP’s Director of Research and Preservation. She is an architectural historian and preservationist based in Brooklyn who has worked on historic preservation projects in cities across the country, from Boston to New Orleans, Los Angeles to the Texas Gulf Coast. She came to Village Preservation from the Center for Architecture on LaGuardia Place, where she expanded the organization’s institutional giving program and played an integral role in the creation and implementation of the Center for Architecture Lab, a multi-month, multi-disciplinary residency program for new voices in architecture and design. Anna holds a Master of Preservation Studies from the Tulane University School of Architecture in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she was the recipient of the inaugural Ann and Frank Masson Graduate Research Fellowship, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Barnard College of Columbia University.

Sarah Eccles is VP’s Research and Preservation Associate. Sarah is a historic preservationist with a keen interest in the relationship between communities, people, and the built environment. She is a recent graduate of the Pratt Institute Historic Preservation program. Much of her research dealt with the representation of people in historic preservation, including minorities, immigrants, and laborers. In her role as Research and Preservation Associate, Sarah continues her efforts to connect communities and people to the built environment through Village Preservation’s advocacy, preservation, and documentation work in Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo.

Thursday, February 24, 2022
6:00 pm
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