How did an unassuming sandstone inspire an iconic architectural movement? When originally published in 1972, Bricks & Brownstone sparked a revival and reappraisal of New York’s brownstone architecture, serving as a harbinger for both the preservation movement and demographic shifts that would redefine Brooklyn’s brownstone belt. At the Brooklyn Historical Society, join Patrick Ciccone, co-author of the newly updated, re-released volume, as he illustrates how a brown Triassic-Jurassic sandstone captured the imagination of nineteenth century architects and masons, and continues to define the public streetscape for countless New Yorkers today. At the book talk Bricks & Brownstones, the New York Row House, Ciccone’s presentation will be followed by a conversation contextualizing the last five decades of brownstone communities with architectural historian Fran Leadon. If you are an Untapped New York Insider, you can attend this event for free! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long!
DATE: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, 6:30PM-8:00PM
CAPACITY: 10 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.
LOCATION: Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn. 5 minute walk from 2,3, 4,5 subway and 10 minute walk from A,C subway station
REGISTRATION: Opens Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at 12PM EST
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