Designing Tenements & Temples: The Herter Brothers
11:00pm – 12:30am
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002Register
Museum at Eldridge Street
Tenements are commonplace but poorly understood. Zachary Violette uses ornament to reconsider the role of tenement architects (who often had deep roots in immigrant communities) in improving housing for the poor, uncovering surprising ties to builders of grander sites like Eldridge Street Synagogue.