In New York City we are lucky to be surrounded by pieces of history every day. This is especially true of our historic buildings, which are not only architectural gems, but have fascinating backstories that serve as windows into the past.

Unlock new significance to the places you go every day by learning how to research historic New York City buildings. In this lecture we will demonstrate how to use a myriad of online resources including New York City databases, historic maps, archives, and photographic documentation in order to learn more about your (or any) New York City building.

This informative tutorial will be followed by a Q&A session. Audience members are encouraged to bring the address of a specific building that you are curious about, or to ask any general research questions of Village Preservation’s experienced research team.

This program will be led by the Village Preservation Research and Preservation team.

Chloe Gregoire is Village Preservation’s Research and Preservation Associate. Born and raised in New York City, she has spent her life captivated by the city’s buildings and their history. It was not until she began working at Village Preservation that she learned about all of the available online resources to conduct research on buildings. She now hopes to teach others how to use these resources so they too can learn about the history that surrounds them every day. She holds a BA in Urban Studies and Classics from Hunter College.

Dena Tasse-Winter is a historic preservationist, writer, and Village Preservation’s own Director of Research and Preservation. A native New Yorker and Greenwich Village resident, she holds an MA in Historic Preservation and Cultural Heritage Management from the University of York, U.K., and a BA in Music History from the University of Rochester. In 2022, she co-edited the volume, Experiencing Olmsted: The Enduring Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted’s North American Landscapes.

Resources List for Researching the History of your NYC Building

Monday, February 26, 2024
6:00 pm


Zoom Webinar

Pre-Registration Required

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