Illustrated Lecture: Hunting Gargoyles with John Freeman Gill

“For years,” writes The Washington Post, native New Yorker and former New York Times City Section writer John Freeman Gill has been “writing about architecture and real estate, and now … he’s embarked on a novel.” Described by the Times as “marvelously evocative” and “eye-opening,” The Gargoyle Hunters solves the mystery of a stunningly brazen architectural heist—the theft of an entire landmark building—that made the front page of The Times in 1974.

Gill will share the research that went into his critically acclaimed novel in an in-depth talk exploring the creation, destruction, and salvation of architectural sculpture throughout the city, including in the Greenwich Village and South Village historic districts. Learn about gargoyle hunting, and how immigrant artisans from Europe adorned the city with their imaginations, turning our streets into a wonderfully imaginative public art gallery.

This event is accessible.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:30 pm

Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave