Book Talk and Signing in Murray Hill—John Freeman Gill’s 'The Gargoyle Hunters'
Writer John Freeman Gill gave a talk on Sunday, November 4th at The Society of Jewish Science. Mr. Gill, a native New Yorker is the author of The Gargoyle Hunters, and this was also the topic of his talk. The author credited the immigrant artisans who came mostly from the British Isles, Italy and Germany in the nineteenth century with creating the architectural sculptures on many New York City buildings, leaving their indelible, individual imprints. He talked about the fanatical real life gargoyle hunters, including the famed Ivan Karp, who rescued these artifacts from demolition. Bob Dawson performed on the piano during the book signing and reception. This event was co-sponsored by the Preservation & Design Committee of The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association and The Society of Jewish Science / Center for Applied Judaism.Read More