Report: “New York Preservation Group Launches Online Mapping Tool to Champion Former Haunts of Artists and Activists”
From The Art Newspaper:
Seeking to win protection from the city, a New York nonprofit group has launched an interactive online tool that champions the preservation of buildings where artists, publishers and activists thrived throughout the 20th century south of Union Square in Manhattan.
The online tool, dubbed Vintage Village, offers self-guided walking tours and archival photos that document the history of the buildings and the neighbourhood. Among the highlights are 49 East Tenth Street, an Italianate row house built in 1851-52 that was home to the painter Jackson Pollock when he was still unknown in the 1930s, and 70 Fifth Avenue, a Beaux-Arts 1912 building that housed the NAACP’s headquarters from 1914 to around 1925.
The Virtual Village tool offers nearly 40 tours of the area south of Union Square, presenting a panoply of cultural heritage spanning art, architecture, politics, literature, African-American and LGBTQ activism and music.
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