USS Monitor to the Dreamland Bell: Unscrambling the Story of James Gregory
Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Civil War Ships, a Coney Island pier, vanished Lower East Side streets and Green-Wood – they all converge in this talk by architect David Grider. David’s unflagging curiosity led him on a long research journey through the brass foundry of James Gregory’s surprising eminence in New York history.
The rapid-prototyping neighborhoods of foundries & ship yards may have vanished long ago, but their artful pieces still pop up in SoHo facades, Virginian steeples and, surprisingly, the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. He’ll detail his findings and the hidden threads one uncovers in research. It’s perfect for urban history enthusiasts or anyone who’s ever dove head first into the research rabbit hole.
After the talk, hop on our trolley for a tour of related Green-Wood sites, like James Gregory himself, Brooklyn Bridge caisson maker Eckford Webb, and cast iron great James Bogardus.
This event has two parts, with separate tickets for each part:
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The Green-Wood Historic Fund's mission is to maintain Green-Wood's monuments and buildings of historical, cultural and architectural significance; advance public knowledge and appreciation of this significance; and preserve the natural habitat and parklands of one of New York City's first green spaces.
Please note: all ending times listed are approximate, and all tickets are non-refundable unless event is canceled or rescheduled (in which case ticket price minus service fees can be refunded).