Jefferson Market Courthouse in New York

A Love Affair with a Landmark in Manhattan: An Arresting Drama in Greenwich Village. [Opinions expressed are the views of OLD JEFF unless attributed to other - - potentially less-reliable - - sources, i.e., newcomers who have not been around since 1832 on Sixth Avenue.]

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Reservations on Preservation

December 14, 2005 is a date worth noting if you are a preservationist - - unlike appalling Paul LeClerc or Susan C.Y.A. Kent.
• • Next Wednesday there's an event organized by the New York Preservation Archive Project: 2nd Annual Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit 2005.
• • WHERE: Harvard Club of NYC [27 West 44th Street]

• • The mission of the New York Preservation Archive Project is to protect the endangered narratives of historic preservation in New York, example, the account of Giorgio Cavaglieri's adaptative re-use of Jefferson Market Court into a library in 1967. Through public programs, outreach, celebration, and the creation of public access to information, the Project hopes to bring these stories to light and to the public.
• • NYPAP and journalist Roberta Brandes Gratz received funding to create a database of Ms. Gratz's extensive writing on the historic preservation movement in New York City [Roberta Gratz, 25 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023].
• • Contact NYPAP [174 East 80th St., NY, NY 10021] by writing to Rudie Hurwitz, Director < > or visit NYPAP online:
• • Please mention how you heard about NYPAP.

• • Photo: in 1913, Arthur Chapman photographed Greenwich Village from the Sixth Avenue El platform where the tracks came within "kissing distance" of the stately Jefferson Market judicial complex. Both structures shown in this picture have been demolished.

Jefferson Market.