Telling the Art Deco Story of Washington Heights
We are excited to take our Telling the Art Deco Stories of our Neighborhood’s programs digital so that you can explore New York’s wonderful Art Deco enclaves with the Art Deco Society of New York––from anywhere!
Sign up today to join us on a web-based, virtual tour, led by architectural historian, Anthony W. Robins, that will lead us through the Art Deco architecture of northern Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood.
Set high on a hill, its streets lined with attractive six-story Art Deco apartment houses, Washington Heights has more in common with West Bronx neighborhoods just across the Harlem River than with the rest of Manhattan. Throughout the online tour, we will see how many of the same architects who worked on the Grand Concourse also designed apartment buildings on or near Fort Washington Avenue. Names such as Horace Ginsbern, Jacob Felson, and Israel Crausman may seem familiar to those of you who joined us on our earlier online tour of the Grand Concourse.
We will also see two taller apartment buildings, by Boak & Paris, which offer a more idiosyncratic take on the modernism of the 1930s. Our web-based program will include a one-story taxpayer, and one of the city’s few frankly Deco subway entrances. But the star attraction will be the Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist (now the Hebrew Tabernacle of Washington Heights), one of perhaps a dozen or so Art Deco houses of worship anywhere in the city!
You won’t want to miss this virtual tour, so claim your ticket today!
Even though this tour is online, it will include a live PowerPoint—with wonderful images that you will be able to see directly on your computer screen, tablet, or mobile device—as well as a Q&A session with participants.
Not able to join us at the time of the event? No problem! Those who register will receive a recording of the entire program a few days after the live presentation. When you sign up for the program you have the opportunity to watch, or rewatch, the recording at a time more convenient for your schedule.
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