The Houses of Greenwich Village:
A Slide Lecture with Kevin Murphy
Kevin D. Murphy, Professor of Art History at CUNY’s Graduate Center, will present a talk about his recently published book, The Houses of Greenwich Village. Dating from the early nineteenth century to the turn of the twenty-first century, the houses featured in this book represent a range of historic styles and open windows onto the rich history of the neighborhood. Murphy’s talk will provide an overview of Village houses, and show how they represent the dynamic process of change in the neighborhood: its birth as a merchants’ residential enclave, its later identity as a center of bohemia—the subject of great nostalgia, and its current revival as a center for townhouse living. The author will sign copies of his book following the lecture.
Books will be available for sale courtesy of St. Mark’s Bookshop.
This event is co-sponsored by the Salmagundi Club.
- Wednesday, October 8, 2008
- 6:30 pm
47 Fifth Avenue