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Lectures & Conversations
Home in New York
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Barry Lewis
Tue, October 14th, 2014 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)

Note: This program is sold out



During the Victorian row house era homes shrank to 16 feet in width, and when apartments came in during the 20th century the middle class had to make do with awkward layouts. Join Barry Lewis for a lively exploration of the development of New York’s middle class housing and discover the extreme challenges that many have faced in order to make this city their home.

Barry Lewis is an architectural historian who teaches at Cooper Union Forum and specializes in European and American architecture from the 18th to 20th centuries. He is the long-time host of a popular walking tour series on PBS.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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