Bonus for Architecture Buffs: There’s Guastavino Tiling in St. Paul’s Church

Guastavino Tiles at Columbia University

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.

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This article was collectively written by Michelle YoungCassandra Munoz, Sharon WongNasha VirataSamantha SokolKelli TrapnellWesley YiinPhillipe Martin ChatelainEvelyn Kim, and Maria Chernaya.