Join us for a concise history of the development of what has become Washington Square, from the time of Dutch settlement to the now-lost Rhinelander mansion at 5th Avenue and Washington Square North. The remaining Greek Revival facades of Washington Square North provide the last vestiges of tangible architectural evidence of what was the most fashionable neighborhood of New York City before the Civil War. How that neighborhood came to be and prior land use is often shrouded in folklore and fable belying the fascinating and complex story of Greenwich Village.
This lecture will be presented by TR Hamilton, an architectural conservator and historian with degrees from the University of Mary Washington and the University of Edinburgh. He is a native New Yorker who specializes in the conservation of 17th to early 20th century buildings. He currently serves as President of the American Country House Foundation and works with Classical American Homes Preservation Trust.
- Thursday, October 12, 2023
- 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Pre-Registration is Required.
Spaces are limited.
Location: Westbeth Community Room, 55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014.