September 20th, 2016
IBM Learning Center, Armonk, NY
- 6PM: Dinner
- 6:45PM: Annual Business Meeting & 2017 Board of Directors
- 7:00PM: Seminar
2 AIA CES
Seminar: Documentary, Panel, and Discussion
This House Matters tells the story of four historic houses: the Abram Lent House, that was unnecessarily demolished to make room for a parking lot; the John Green House, that a preservation group is trying to save after successfully convincing a bank to donate it; the Seth House, that is being incorporated into a new housing development, and the Vanderbilt/Budke House that has been "saved" but sits idle as its potential as a cultural jewel may be squandered. What these stories show - and they speak to so many similar stories in the region and nationwide - is that preservation of 18th and 19th century buildings, buildings that evoke nostalgia and invite mystery and delight us, are in peril, and that the mechanisms for saving them are extremely tenuous. Concerned, passionate citizens try all the time to "rescue" and preserve these buildings, but ultimately, government - village, town, county and state - need to do more to save these treasures.
The Panel, consisting of architects and the president of the John Green Preservation Coalition will discuss and engage the audience by talking about the challenges of rescuing and restoring the John Green House.