50 Years of the Greenwich Village Historic District: How Landmarking Has Shaped

Monday November 4

6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

Monday. November 4. 6:30pm

First Presbyterian Church

12 West 12th Street Entrance     


In 1969, Greenwich Village preservationists, activists, and neighbors celebrated the victory of the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District. In our final in a series of panel discussions marking the 50th anniversary of this milestone, we’ll consider what has changed over the last half-century, what might have changed had it not been for landmarking, and what this all tells us about what the district’s future might look like. What has landmarking allowed?  What has it prevented? How has that process of making decisions about the shape of this neighborhood changed over the last fifty years? 


Our panel will include:

• Andrew Berman, Village Preservation Executive Director 

• Kent Barwick, former Chair, Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC); President, Municipal Arts Society (MAS); co-founder Historic Districts Council

• Ronda Wist, President at Wist Preservation Associates, former LPC Executive Director and MAS Vice President

Frank Sanchis, Programs Director at the World Monuments Fund, former Senior Advisor to MAS and Vice President for Stewardship of Historic Sites for the National Trust for Historic Preservation


This event is fully accessible.

This is part of our year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Greenwich Village Historic District. 

Learn more at gvshp.org/gvhd50


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