ZOOM LECTURES and VIRTUAL WALKING TOURS
Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 6PM Eastern
co-sponsored by Village Preservation
"Defiance in the Village: The History of the Hess Triangle"
Each ticket covers one (1) registered device. You do not need to watch the lecture as it is happening if that's inconvenient for you -- approximately 24 hours after the talk, a link will be emailed to all registered participants so that you can watch the talk at your leisure on Vimeo.
On July 27, 1922, a small mosaic triangle was unveiled at the corner of Seventh Ave South and Christopher Street. The artwork, still visible today, reads: "Property of the Hess Estate, which has never been dedicated for public purpose." So small most passersby miss it entirely, the plaque stands as a defiant reminder of the feud between the Hess family and the City of New York and is a great jumping off point for looking at how the West Village was transformed between the 1870s and the 1920s by the coming of the "El," the IRT subway expansion, Prohibition, and more.
Historian James Nevius will unravel the secrets behind the Hess triangle in this free Zoom presentation. Nevius is the author of a number of books about New York City, including "Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City" and "Footprints in New York: Tracing the Lives of Four Centuries of New Yorkers," both co-written with his wife, Michelle. He is a frequent guest lecturer at Village Preservation.
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