Lower East Side Preservation Initiative

invites you to

90 YEARS of TERRA COTTA on the LOWER EAST SIDE (1849-1939)

With Susan Tunick

Wednesday, April 28, 6:00 pm
Registration is required, register: HERE.

Terra cotta takes many forms around New York, even mimicking other building materials like limestone or granite. We’ll explore how to recognize terra cotta and differentiate it from other materials (even when it looks like stone!).

This virtual presentation will highlight  the very varied range of terra-cotta ornament found in buildings throughout the Lower East Side. There will be an opportunity to learn about terra cotta from the earliest period of American manufacture (circa 1849) to the modernist structures that are endangered in East River Park (circa 1939). Susan Tunick, President of Friends of Terra Cotta and author of several books including Terra Cotta Skyline and Terra Cotta, Don't Take It for Granite, will present this lecture.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The event is free, donations are appreciated!

Please contact Richard at info@LESPI-nyc.org or 347-827-1846 with any questions. Photos by David Jarrett and Bruce Monroe.


Lower East Side Preservation Initiative
93 Fourth Avenue #1223 | New York, New York 10003
347-827-1846 | info@LESPI-nyc.org

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