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WEBINAR: Historic Richmond Hill, a 3 part series – Historic Downtown Richmond Hill – Session I
Wed March 30 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presented by William Gati, AIA, Chair of the Historical Architecture Committee for AIA Queens. Mr. Gati is a NY architect and tour guide.
Registration required. These sessions will be offered on zoom mode (not webinar) to provide the opportunity for discussion.
Richmond Hill North is a small community in Queens made up of Victorian houses. It was conceived during the Gilded Age in the late 1800’s and developed in the early 1900’s. The architecture is quite similar to the styles found in RI. This presentation takes you through the Downtown, houses, and churches of Richmond Hill. This is a three-part series, sessions can be attended individually.
Course Description: Richmond Hill is one of the oldest neighborhoods in NYC and has many beautiful, classical revival structures. Discover the rich history of Richmond Hill™s Commercial and Public Buildings in Downtown Richmond Hill.
- Explain how Downtown Richmond Hill was planned, designed, and developed as it pertains to its commercial and public buildings
- Discuss the role of zoning ordinances and historical designations that helped preserve Richmond Hill
- View examples of historic commercial and public buildings in the area and how they were created to improve the quality of residents’ health, safety, and welfare
- Discuss the role of civic organization Richmond Hill Historical Society and other local historians in impacting future of Richmond Hill preservation