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June 2018

Ornamental Delights: An UWS Walk with Francis Morrone

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 10th,  2:00pm-4:00pm The Upper West Side is a wonderland of ornamental detail on building exteriors. Many of these visual marvels can be traced back to the speculative builders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who typically hired anonymous immigrant artisans--carvers and molders--to create this ornament. These artisans, steeped in centuries of artistic tradition, were often supremely skilled, creating work that could surpass that of the famous sculptors who were often their day-job employers.  We can see…

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Rodeph Shalom and West 80s Tour with Andrew S. Dolkart

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Landmark West! invites you to experience the Upper West Side with one of the city's best-known architectural historians, Andrew Scott Dolkart.  This unique walk begins at Congregation Rodeph Sholom on W. 83rd Street near Central Park. Founded downtown in 1842 by German immigrants, it is one of the oldest congregations in the United States. In 1929, they moved into a new Romanesque-style temple and sanctuary, designed by Charles B. Meyers. We'll have special interior access, touring the exceptional travertine and terracotta sanctuary, marble…

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July 2018

East Meets West Series: CPWow!

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

LANDMARK WEST! and FRIENDS of the Upper East Side have joined forces to create a fabulous mini-series of walking tours to get you across the park and out of your comfort zone. This series is for everyone interested in just how each side of the park developed, when, and for whom. LW! starts things off on July 12th with an early evening walk led by Executive Director Sean Khorsandi. He will help us see beyond the beauty of the iconic buildings…

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Signs of the Past: Lettering and Signage of the UWS

July 17 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

The Upper West Side's many architectural gems include a layer of history that many of us overlook – their intriguing signage and hidden inscriptions.  Even the most ordinary buildings may contain signs and lettering that reveal fascinating details and link us to our city’s vibrant past.  Alexander Tochilovsky, an educator and curator at The Cooper Union, takes us on a unique journey through the neighborhood, showing us hidden traces of long-ago signs, lettering, and fonts that connect us to both…

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