Thursday, November 16th AT THE GENERAL SOCIETY LIBRARY.
The lecture starts at 6:30 P.M. – RECEPTION TO FOLLOW.
Join David F. Gibson, AIA, Principal of DF Gibson Architects, as he illustrates the story behind the restoration of one of New York City’s most significant landmark buildings, the South Bronx Job Corp Center which features an extraordinary display of artisan mastery in the Elizabethan Jacobean Revival style. The 1908 building was designed by Charles Brigham and was also used as the Salvation Army’s School for Officers’ Training until 1975.
The building’s architecture is replete with towers and turrets, numerous dormers including elaborately curved Flemish gables and many deep-set transomed windows. The massive, yet symmetrical brick and stone home is characterized by a steeply pitched slate roof with numerous gables and chimneys, an imposing central tower and a projecting pavilion. Limestone ornaments and keyed stonework located at each window and corner provide breathtaking contrast and, in midst of a residential neighborhood, is an impressive focal point of the Bronx community.
All of these complex ornamental elements will be presented and discussed with photos and drawings that documents the state-of-the-art restoration of a NYC rare architectural treasure.
David Gibson is the founder and president of DF Gibson Architects and is an award-winning architect with over 45-years experience in architectural design, master planning, historic preservation and sustainable design services. His historic preservation work includes many notable projects including: Historic Structures Survey and Master Plan for the Delaware & Raritan Canal; Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island; and Thomas Edison State College in Trenton; Lambert Castle in Paterson; and Eberhardt Hall in Newark. For more information please visit www.dfgibson.com.
20 WEST 44th Street (BETWEEN 5TH AND 6th AVENUES), New York City.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.