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SOLD OUT Course: MASter Class – Researching the History of Buildings in New York City – Session No. 2

February 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

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Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society and the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

Reservations required – click here for details and registration, or call 212-935-3960. $375 ($300 MAS or Landmarks Conservancy members or students)

Learn how to unearth detailed information about New York City buildings in four Tuesday evening lectures in February (5, 12, 19, 26) at 6:30 p.m., plus one weekday morning field trip. The four evening sessions include: The Building:  an introduction to the records of the Department of Buildings. The Client: weaving your way through deeds, directories, obituaries, Who’s Who, and local histories. The Architect: using standard texts, guidebooks, periodicals, the Avery Index, and Committee for the Preservation of Architectural Records publications. Miscellaneous Sources: using photograph collections, maps, New York City archives, libraries and historical societies, and early 19th century tax assessment records. Field Trip: Manhattan Department of Buildings, New York City Conveyance Records, the Municipal Archives and the Municipal Reference Library.

This annual seminar has been running for more than 30 years. Participants have included architects, engineers, building owners, preservation advocates, lawyers and landmarks commissioners and even a New York City detective.

AIA members are eligible for four AIA LUs upon completion of the course.


February 12, 2019
6:30 pm