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									Upper East Side. FRIENDS seeks to maintain and improve zoning laws governing the

tion dedicated to preserving the architectural legacy, livability and sense of place of the

districts by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Through advocacy

area's avenues and residential side streets. On the Upper East Side, 126 buildings have

been officially designated as individual landmarks and six neighborhoods as historic

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Rhinelander Riches, Walking Tour $10 Members, $15 non-members The Row House Reborn, Lecture $20 Members, $30 non-members Restoring a House in the City, Lecture $10 Members, $20 non-members Must pay online at The Architecture of Grosvenor Atterbury, Lecture $20 Members, $30 non-member __________________________________________

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FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts 20 East 69th St, 4B New York, NY 10021

FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
Programs and Events ~ Fall 2009
Sixth annual award dinner
Please join us for an exciting evening as we honor Amanda M. Burden, FAICP, Chair of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning. Since her appointment by Mayor Bloomberg in 2002, Ms. Burden has spearheaded the largest planning effort in the city since 1961, setting the stage for sustainable development, reclaiming New York’s waterfront, designing new parkland and public spaces such as the High Line, and promoting great architecture and urban design in all five boroughs. Tuesday, September 22nd 6:30 p.m. Cocktails 7:30 p.m. Dinner Tickets are required, please contact 212-535-2526 for details

The Row House Reborn
Andrew Dolkart, Director of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia, will discuss his new book, The

The Architecture of Grosvenor Atterbury
Join us for a lecture with authors Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker as they share their new book, The Architecture of Grosvenor Atterbury.  From the 1890s to the 1930s, Grosvenor Atterbury (1869–1956) was one of the most successful and prolific architects in America, producing over one hundred major projects, including the celebrated Forest Hills Gardens enclave in Queens. The Beaux Arts trained designer grasped the stylistic requirements and prevailing architectural tastes of the period leading up to the Great Depression to produce beachside cottages, country estates and great mansions on the Upper East Side. A preservationist, town planner and inventor, he grew increasingly concerned with the social aspects of architecture throughout his career. In addition to designing model tenements, hospitals, workers’ housing and town plans, he was also responsible for inventing one of the first prefabricated concrete panel construction systems in the country. Thursday, December 3rd 6:30 p.m., wine reception to follow All Souls Church 1157 Lexington Avenue (at 80th Street) 1st floor chapel $20 members, $30 non-members

Row House Reborn: Architecture and Neighborhoods in New York City, 1908-1929, a pioneering in-

vestigation of the redesign of obsolete and deteriorated row houses during the early twentieth century. Special attention is paid to the Upper East Side, east of Lexington Avenue, where architects and wealthy clients completely transformed a deteriorated neighborhood into one acceptable to the city's social elite. Many houses here have recently been altered or demolished, so the preservation of those that survive is a key goal of this study. Tuesday, October 20th 6:30 p.m., wine reception to follow The Grolier Club ~ 47 East 60th Street $20 members, $30 non-members

Rhinelander Riches A Walking Tour
Back by popular demand! Join Board Member Franny Eberhart as she shares her extensive knowledge about the Rhinelander Family on a walk in Yorkville. Germans, Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks, Poles, Irish and Jewish Europeans all settled in Yorkville in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One of the earliest immigrant families from Europe, the Rhinelanders immigrated to New York in the late 17th century to escape religious persecution. They prospered in their new country and eventually created a rich architectural legacy in this new immigrant neighborhood. The tour will begin in the Hardenbergh/ Rhinelander Historic District and conclude at the Church of the Holy Trinity. Wednesday, September 30th 5:30 p.m. Please meet at the northwest corner of East 88th Street and Lexington Avenue $10 members, $15 non-members

Restoring a House in the City
In collaboration with the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, FRIENDS invites you to an evening and book signing with Ingrid Abramovitch, author of Restoring a House in the City, a new book about renovating and decorating townhouses and brownstones. Abramovitch, a former editor at House & Garden who writes widely on design and architecture for magazines including Elle Décor, will give a slide presentation with a selection of photographs of the 21 houses explored in the book, including the New York City homes of actress Julianne Moore and Marc Jacobs’ president Robert Duffy. She will also offer ideas and advice for renovating or decorating any older apartment or home. Thursday, November 5th 6:30 p.m. Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum 2 East 91st Street Must register and pay online at Questions? email or call 212-849-8353 $10 FRIENDS & CHNDM members, $15 non-members

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