The Tilden Mansion and the Aesthetic Movement
Where: The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park S.
212-475-3424 Price: Free, Donations Accepted
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The Tilden Mansion occupies 14 and 15 Gramercy Park South. Both houses were built in the 1840s and the original flat-front, iron-grilled brownstones matched the style of the homes still maintained on the west side of Gramercy Park. Samuel Tilden, the 25th Governor of New York, acquired 15 Gramercy Park South in 1863, purchased the adjacent house a few years later and gave the conjoined mansions a complete redesign. Tilden hired Calvert Vaux, a famed architect and one of the designers of Central Park, to modernize the façade with sandstone, bay windows, and ornamentation in the Aesthetic Movement style. Architect and NAC Member David Scott Parker unveils the hidden and not so hidden gems of the Tilden Mansion. Parker is an award-winning architect specializing in historic preservation. He holds degrees from the University of Virginia as well as the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is a Trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Please note: This event occurs in person.
RSVP does not guarantee entry. Doors open to the public 15 minutes before the event. Please arrive early to check in.
Our coat check is limited. Please do not bring any large bags or backpacks.