The Once and Future New York: Historic Preservation and the Modern City

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U of Minnesota Press, 2009 - Architecture - 307 pages
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Rich with archival research, The Once and Future New York documents the emergence of historic preservation in New York at the turn of the twentieth century. Between 1890 and 1920, preservationists saved and restored buildings, parks, and monuments throughout the city's five boroughs that represented continuity with the past.
 

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Contents

Memory Sites Buildings Parks Events
1
Frank Cousinss Photographs for the Art Commission 1913
63
The Preservation and Destruction of St Johns Chapel
64
City Hall Park Hearth of Official Civic Memory
121
Bronx River Parkway Modern Highway Environmental Improvement Memory Infrastructure
177
Looking Critically at Preservations Own Past
233
Acknowledgments
251
Notes
253
Bibliography
287
Index
301
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Randall Mason is associate professor in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania and coeditor of Giving Preservation a History: Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States.

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