Bonus for Architecture Buffs: There’s Guastavino Tiling in St. Paul’s Church
Guastavino was once a name that was a household word amongst architects. The Guastavino Company, led by a father-son team of Spanish Immigrants, oversaw the construction of thousands of thin-tile vaults across the United States, including over 200 in New York City, between the 1880s and 1950s. One spot to see the firm’s work at Columbia is at St. Paul’s Chapel.
If you are an Untapped New York Insider, you can join us for a free virtual tour of Guastavino’s NYC on October 1st, 2020 at 12PM EST to see more of Guastavino’s stunning work.
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This article was collectively written by Michelle Young, Cassandra Munoz, Sharon Wong, Nasha Virata, Samantha Sokol, Kelli Trapnell, Wesley Yiin, Phillipe Martin Chatelain, Evelyn Kim, and Maria Chernaya.