Janet W. Foster, Architectural Historian and Historic Preservation Consultant, Pattern Books and 19th Century American Building.

Landmark Lecture Series Spring 2019. 

Presented in Partnership with the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

Tuesday, March 19th at 6.30 p.m.

During her lecture,  Architectural Historian & Preservation Consultant, Janet W. Foster will discuss how published books of designs, or pattern books, had a significant role in changing the appearance of buildings, and the techniques of their construction, in 19th century America.  The role of pattern books in shaping the developing suburban landscape, their impact on a changing construction labor market, and the rise of several New York City publishing houses that promoted these books of architectural design all combine to tell both a very New York story and a broader look at national trends in building.

The Lectures start at 6:30 pm in The General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street, New York City. Reception to follow.

Advance registration is required. $15 General admission; $10 General Society members, NY Landmarks Conservancy Members & Senior Citizens; $5 Students. Please click here to register.

1.0 AIA LU credit is available for qualifying participants.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. We would also like to acknowledge the support of New York Landmarks Conservancy. on 3/19