Wooden Houses of Greenwich Village: A lecture by Elizabeth Finkelstein and Michael Devonshire

Greenwich Village is celebrated for its beautiful rows of brick and brownstone townhouses. But those who meander through the neighborhood’s winding, historic streets are usually surprised to encounter the occasional wooden house sandwiched between masonry houses and apartment buildings, channeling a bygone era. How and when did these houses arrive here? Why are there so few? And, perhaps most curiously, how on earth have they survived for so long?

Join urban historian Elizabeth Finkelstein and preservation architect Michael Devonshire as they explore the history and mystery surrounding these fascinating wooden relics and discuss the challenges to their preservation.

Monday, October 21, 2013
6:30 pm

Washington Square Institute, 41-51 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
(just east of University Place)