Honoring Preservationist Margot Gayle
Women’s History Month Panel Discussion

Margot Gayle (1908-2008) was one of the most influential preservationists in New York City history. Among her many achievements were founding the Friends of Cast Iron Architecture, designating the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District, establishing the Victorian Society in America, and saving the Jefferson Market Courthouse. She fought for protection of historic buildings through proactive advocacy the preservation world had rarely seen. Ms. Gayle will be remembered and honored this March as part of Women’s History Month.

Panelists include Joyce Mendelsohn, President of the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America, who will discuss Ms. Gayle’s involvement with this national organization; Anthony Robins, author, lecturer, and tour leader, who will explore her work with the Friends of Cast Iron Architecture; and Anthony Wood, preservation activist, author, teacher, and historian, who will examine how she introduced political techniques to preservation advocacy. The panel will be moderated by Franny Eberhart, preservationist, teacher, and longtime friend and colleague of Margot Gayle.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
6:30 pm

Judson Memorial Church, Assembly Hall
239 Thompson Street (off Washington Square South)