On Thursday, August 17, at 4 PM, at the Southampton Historical Museum, NYSCA Chair, Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, a leader in the fields of art, architecture, historic preservation and public policy will speak about her book, The Landmarks of New York, considered the definitive resource on the architectural history of New York City. The first director of Cultural Affairs in New York City and the city’s longest serving Landmarks Preservation Commissioner, she has held many other prestigious positions, written 23 books as well as countless articles, and been the recipient of many honors and awards. Her book offers an overview of the city’s architectural history, documenting and illustrating the 1,397 individual landmarks, 120 interior landmarks, 10 scenic landmarks, and 141 historic districts that have been accorded landmark status by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. A reception and book-signing will follow the talk, to be held at 17 Meeting House Lane in Southampton. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Please call the museum at 631-283-2494 for more information.
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