Tag: Gothic Revival

Why Isn’t This Landmarked?: 808 Broadway, “The Renwick’

This post is part of our blog series Why Isn’t This Landmarked?, where we look at buildings in our area we’re fighting to protect that are worthy of landmark designation, but somehow aren’t landmarked.  The striking loft building at 806-808 …

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Why Isn’t This Landmarked?: San Isidoro y San Leandro Western Orthodox Catholic Church of the Hispanic Mozarabic Rite

We are starting a new blog series entitled Why Isn’t This Landmarked?, where we will look at buildings in our area which are worthy of landmark designation but somehow aren’t landmarked and we are fighting to protect. To kick off …

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Richard Upjohn — A Missionary for the Gothic Revival

British-born architect Richard Upjohn was born on January 22, 1802 in Sheffield, England. He moved to the United States in 1829, and in 1835 designed his first of many churches throughout the United States. He would go on to design over …

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Ithiel Town: It’s All Greek (and Gothic) to Him

Ithiel Town, born on October 3, 1784, transformed American architecture, as well as the landscape of our neighborhoods.  A significant figure in beginning the Greek and Gothic Revivals in this country, he was among the first professional architects here and …

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Beyond The Village and Back: Temple Emanu-El, Reform Movement Builder and Shaker

In our series Beyond the Village and Back, we take a look at some great landmarks throughout New York City outside of the Village, the East Village, and NoHo, celebrate their special histories, and reveal their (sometimes hidden) connections to …

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Eleventh Street Methodist Episcopal Chapel Landmark Designation

On this day in 2010, the Eleventh Street Methodist Episcopal Chapel (545-547 E. 11th Street) was designated a New York City landmark. 

What Style is It? Mid-19th Century Edition

Greenwich Village, the East Village and NoHo offer a vast array of architectural styles that span their long histories.  Through this series “What Style Is It?” we will explore the architecture of our area and look at the various architectural …

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Celebrating 165 Years of a Beloved Village Landmark

Today is a day of highs and lows in the preservation world. As we chronicle the destruction of two very significant early rowhouses in the East Village, we also take pause to celebrate the anniversary of  the consecration of one of …

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