Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Source: Preservation and Design Committee
A special evening – 15th Annual
Architectural Preservation Awards
On October 22nd the Association’s Preservation and Design Committee hosted an evening of recognizing four achievements within Murray Hill to restore and also to create architecture that maintains the district’s distinctive look.
Introductory commentary to each award was given by Yves Deflandre, Committee Chair with slides that showed the details that were being recognized along with information on the overall project.
The awards were presented by Diane Bartow, President, and Irma Worrell Fisher, Awards Program Chair.
An award for community service was made to the Reverend Ronald Brugler and Mrs. Brugler of the
Guest speaker was Vin Cipolla, President of the Municipal Art Society, who called MHNA a “great, active community” in his remarks.
231 East 35th Street – A Brownstone Modernized When serious structural damage to the façade was discovered on this late 19th century building, a modern look was selected that would integrate with neighboring brownstones in the row. Gray colored stone with plain details conveys a minimalist aesthetic.