Inside the Four Seasons and other New York Landmark Interiors
Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30 pm

We enjoy looking at historic interiors, but there’s more to them than meets the eye. Behind the walls, below the floors, and underneath the painted surfaces are the back-stories few people have heard about the city’s known and not-so-known landmarks. The authors of Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York (The Monacelli Press; September 29, 2015) will take us behind the scenes of some of the City’s most interesting spaces. They will tell little-known and fascinating stories about places like City Hall and the Tweed Courthouse, Loew’s Paradise Theater, the Four Seasons Restaurant, the Dime Savings, and Manufacturers Trust bank buildings. They will share stories of the political wrangling, financial skullduggery, design competitions, preservation challenges, and restoration problems that designers and builders dealt with to provide insight into why these venues are so special and how even being a landmark doesn’t guarantee that a great space will remain safe from damage, or change. This program delves into the themes of our exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks, on view through January 3. Book signing to follow.

Judith Gura, Design Historian and Exhibitions and Public Programs Consultant at the New York School of Interior Design
Kate Wood, President at LANDMARK WEST!
Larry Lederman, Photographer

The event is co-presented by the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID)


Free for MCNY members; $12 for students/seniors; $16 for general public.


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Photography by Larry Lederman © All rights reserved.

The Saving Place public programs series is made possible through the generous support of the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation. The symposium is co-sponsored by Historic Districts Council, The Municipal Art Society, New York Preservation Archive Project, New York Landmarks Conservancy, and is co-presented with AIA New York Chapter | Center for Architecture, AIANY Historic Building Committee, American Scottish Foundation, Art Deco Society of New York, The Beaux Arts Alliance, Bronx Museum of Arts, Brooklyn Heights Association, Brooklyn Historical Society, Carnegie Hill Neighbors, Central Park Conservancy, Columbia University GSAPP, Cooper-Hewitt, CUNY Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, Docomomo US/New York Tri-State, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, Global Gateway Alliance, Gotham Center for New York City History, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, The Hamilton Heights-West Harlem Community Preservation Organization, Historic House Trust, The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, Judd Foundation, Kaufman Music Center, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, Merchant's House Museum, Morris-Jumel Mansion, Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, Neighborhood Preservation Center, New York Harbor Parks,  New York School of Interior Design, New York Transit Museum,  NYC Landmarks 50, NYC & Co., Pratt Institute, Preservation League of New York State, Roosevelt Island Historical Society, Society of Architectural Historians, Time Square Alliance, and The Victorian Society New York, Metropolitan Chapter of the VSA. 




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