Church of the Ascension Tour with Leo Blackman

Join preservation architect Leo Blackman on an insider’s tour of the renovation of the Church of the Ascension. The current building is one of the earliest churches designed by Richard Upjoin, who also designed Trinity Church downtown. In the 1880s, the interior of the church was remodeled by McKim, Mead, and White featuring stained glass windows designed by John LaFarge and sculpture by Louis St. Gaudens.

Today, PRESERV has undertaken a stunning restoration of the historic interior of the church. Mr. Blackman will lead guests on a tour of the interior focusing on the specific challenges of the project and showing visitors the work occurring throughout the interior. Since the church remains closed to the public for the duration of the restoration, this tour provides a unique opportunity to see the restoration process within this historic space.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
6:00 pm

Church of the Ascension
12 West 11th Street (off Fifth Avenue)