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Lectures & Conversations
Homes of Early New York: Birth of an American Style
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
History and Current Affairs
Barry Lewis
Thu, January 26th, 2012 | 6:30 pm
$24
(members $12)

Event details

New York and its environs have a surprising collection of houses from the Colonial period through the era of the early Republic. Looking at houses as diverse as the Dutch and Georgian Wyckoff in Brooklyn and the Greek Revival Bartow-Pell in the Bronx, we will see both the evolution of early American home design and why these earlier eras, in their Yankee simplicity, served as template for the modernisms of our own time.

Speakers Bio(s)

Barry Lewis is an architectural historian and the host of a popular series of walking tours on PBS. He currently teaches at Cooper Union Forum and the New York School of Interior Design.

Location

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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