Presented in Partnership with The New York Landmarks Conservancy

The Landmark Lectures focus on the origin, development, and restoration of New York City’s built environment, and celebrate the art and architecture of the City. Lisa Easton, a partner in the New York City based architecture and historic preservation firm, Easton Architects, curates the series.  They are presented in partnership with the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

The 2020 Landmark Lectures (which have been rescheduled from the Spring) are:

  • Tuesday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m. Gregory Dietrich, Gregory Dietrich Preservation Consulting, Finding Their Architectural Roots: Cracking the Mystery of One of Brooklyn’s Most Prolific and Distinguished Architectural Firms

 Gregory Dietrich, architectural historian,  will describe the work of the Parfitt Brothers, three English brothers who designed some of Brooklyn’s most distinctive buildings from Bensonhurst to Brooklyn Heights.   Seeking to unlock the mystery of their past, Mr. Dietrich will talk about his quest to uncover the brothers’ origins, from their humble beginnings in England, to their early years in Brooklyn and the subsequent opening of the practice that led to their renown. The company evolved into one of the borough’s leading architecture firms of its day during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, designing a range of buildings in a wide variety of styles.  Advance registration is required to receive the link to the webinar platform. Please click here to register.

  • Tuesday, October 13th at 6:00 p.m. – Rachel Miller and Timothy Miller, Co-Owners of Spirit Ironworks, Henry St Settlement – Story of a Loving Restoration

 Rachel Miller and Timothy Miller will discuss the ironwork restoration of one of New York City’s most beloved, and historically significant social services agencies, Henry Street Settlement. This talk will explore the processes involved in restoring historic ironwork on three Federal style buildings. The project was a rare opportunity to explore how pre-Civil War ironwork was constructed. They will also describe how the restoration process incorporated many traditional metalworking techniques such as; forging genuine wrought iron, tool and die making and replicating cast iron elements. They will also touch upon some of the partners that made the project possible including: Li/Saltzman Architects, Henry St. Settlement, The New York Landmarks Conservancy, and NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.   (Please note this lecture has been rescheduled from Thursday September 17th to Tuesday, October 13th.) Advance registration is required to receive the link to the webinar platform, Please click here to register. 

This is an Archtober event.

  • Tuesday, October 20th at 6:00 p.m.  Patrick W. Ciccone, Preservationist & Co-Author of Bricks & Brownstone: The New York Row House 

Patrick W. Ciccone, a New York City-based preservationist who has led major historic rehabilitation projects in Manhattan, Brooklyn, upstate New York, and Pennsylvania will discuss the book he co-authored, Bricks & Brownstone: The New York Row House. This newly revised edition is considered to be the gold standard reference on brownstone architecture and interiors, and one of the few truly classic histories of New York’s urbanism. Advance registration is required to receive the link to the webinar platform.  Please click here to register

1.0 AIA LU credit is available for qualifying participants.

This is an Archtober event.

Suggested donation: $15 General Admission; $10 General Society Members and New York Landmarks Conservancy Members and Senior Citizens; $5 Students.

Advance registration is required to receive the link to the zoom webinar platform.