Building History Detectives: Greenwich Village An introduction to building research with historian Susan De Vries

Are you curious about a building in the neighborhood? Have you ever wondered what the history of that building might be? Perhaps it is the one you live in or one you pass every day.

Researcher Susan De Vries will guide you through the process of finding out the secrets that our wonderful structures can reveal. The presentation will look at the online resources available to dig out details of architectural history such as construction date and architect as well as fascinating tidbits about the social history of your building. Neighborhood Preservation Center staff will distribute a resource sheet that includes a number of helpful sources, from the Municipal Archives to online resources like the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections.

Ms. De Vries has previously lectured for Village Preservation and will be sharing many of the resources she uses while delving into New York City history and Greenwich Village in particular.

This program is presented by the Neighborhood Preservation Center, the Village Alliance, and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

*Those unable to attend the “Building History Detectives: Greenwich Village” lecture are encouraged to stop by our table at the Positively 8th Street Festival on Sunday, June 14th to meet with our research volunteers and pick up a resource sheet with tips on researching building history.

Monday, June 8, 2015
10:38 am

Washington Square Institute
41 East 11th Street, between Broadway and University Place