Lecture: Historic Preservation on Roosevelt Island and Beyond

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    When:
    January 17, 2019 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2019-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
    2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
    Where:
    Roosevelt Island
    New York, NY 10044
    USA
    Cost:
    Free

    Lecture on Roosevelt Island

    Historic Preservation on Roosevelt Island and Beyond with Thomas A. Fenniman, Architect

    Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Thomas a. Fenniman, AIA, inspects the Visitors Center Kiosk in 2010. Credit: Roosevelt Island Historical Society

    (Roosevelt Island, NY, December 19, 2018) – Historic preservation combines multiple disciplines: architecture, design, knowledge of period materials and construction techniques, plus communication to manage the process of building owners, regulators and the masons and builders who perform the work. Architect Thomas A. Fenniman, AIA, who has completed work on the Visitors Center Kiosk and the slate roof and narthex restoration of the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, as well as a Condition Study of the Renwick Lighthouse, will speak on these projects and others completed in Manhattan and Brooklyn at a lecture presented by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the third in the Society’s annual series of spring lectures, which is supported by funds provided by Amalgamated Bank, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s I Public Purpose Fund and New York City Council Member Ben Kallos, with funding from the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.

    DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. Take the red bus (no charge) or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.

    The Roosevelt Island Historical Society promotes awareness of the Island’s unique story and pursues preservation of its landmarks and artifacts. For more information, please visit www.rihs.us.