Exploring GVSHP’s East Village Building Blocks

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Wednesday April 3

6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

Tompkins Square Library
331 East 10th Street


GVSHP celebrates the release of East Village Building Blocks (gvshp.org/buildingblocks) with a special talk by GVSHP Director of Research and Preservation Sarah Bean Apmann. This online resource, which took ten years to complete, used primary source research on every building in the East Village. Buildings include scores of houses of worship, theaters, schools, libraries, the country’s first public housing development, and one of the largest collections of intact tenements from the early 19th to the early 20th centuries.

Sarah will discuss the research methods used and challenges that we encountered in this architecturally, culturally, and historically rich area. With buildings dating as early as the end of the 18th century, and so many changing dramatically over the years, unveiling these histories could be quite complicated but always rewarding.

Sarah Bean Apmann has worked as an architectural historian in historic preservation for the past twenty years. She grew up in Staten Island and received her BA in History from Lehigh University and her MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. Before GVSHP, she was an architectural historian consultant in the Tri-State area.

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