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February 2020

The Decorated Tenement

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, 20 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036 United States
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$5 – $10

Zachary J. Violette focuses on what he calls the “decorated tenement,” a wave of new buildings constructed by immigrant builders and architects who remade the slum landscapes of the Lower East Side of Manhattan and the North and West Ends of Boston in the late nineteenth century. Drawing on research and fieldwork of more than three thousand extant tenement buildings, Violette uses ornament as an entry point to reconsider the role of tenement architects and builders (many of whom had…

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