Nature and New York: Victorians “Greening” Their Homes and Cities

We moderns assume the Victorians had dark, claustrophobic homes, but the 19th century sought to bring nature into both home and city. Public spaces like Central and Riverside Parks brought rural environments and greened riverfronts to city dwellers, and innovations in home design brought light and views into even the densest city blocks. Discover how the Victorians “let the sun shine in” both in city greenbelts and private home designs along the Hudson River.

Barry Lewis is an architectural historian who specializes in European and American architecture from the 18th to 20th centuries.











When: Tue., April 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Where: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
212-873-3400
Price: General Admission $48; Members $38
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We moderns assume the Victorians had dark, claustrophobic homes, but the 19th century sought to bring nature into both home and city. Public spaces like Central and Riverside Parks brought rural environments and greened riverfronts to city dwellers, and innovations in home design brought light and views into even the densest city blocks. Discover how the Victorians “let the sun shine in” both in city greenbelts and private home designs along the Hudson River.

Barry Lewis is an architectural historian who specializes in European and American architecture from the 18th to 20th centuries.

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