Stanford White, Architect

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hear about the rich legacy, extravagant life, and sensational death of the great architect Stanford White. Samuel White and Elizabeth White are co-authors of the new book Stanford White, Architect.

Samuel White will be speaking
as part of the Malkin Lecture Series
Wed. Nov. 12
Reception at 6:00 PM
Program 6:30-8:00 PM
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave.
More info here


Elizabeth White and Samuel White

Comments [4]

Tanya Goetz from Syosset, Long Island

Yes, as per the earlier comment, please identify the buildings in the slide show. Thanks.

Nov. 13 2008 01:14 PM
hastings from Soho

There's an interesting exception to the style choice White made for churches located on the south side of Washington Square - Judson Memorial Church, built in 1890, is a memorial to one of the first American missionaries, Adoniram Judson (who was Baptist). But his son, Edward, wanted to build a church that formed a bridge between the tenements of the south Village and the barons of Fifth Avenue. McKim, Mead & White designed an eclectic Lombardo-Romanesque style building which would be familiar to the burgeoning Italian immigrant population while using the finest terra cotta, limestone, marble, and stained glass work that would appeal to the aesthetics of the affluent. While the rich to the north of the park never really darkened the door, the Italian community soon came to take advantage of free services - one of the first and largest free health care facilities, English language classes, along with other practical courses for surviving in New York. Judson became what was known as the "Institutional Church," offering social services for an impoverished community, and Stanford White's design gave immigrants the welcome feel of the old country in a spacious, soaring and beautiful edifice.

Nov. 12 2008 01:10 PM
LDouglas from CT

Please identify the buildings in the slideshow.

Nov. 12 2008 12:58 PM
Jim from Brooklyn (from Chicago)

Please tell Leonard that it is Daniel Burham and not David Burnham.

Nov. 12 2008 12:49 PM

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