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Our Vanishing Legacy: A Screening

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. / Screening at 7:00 p.m. / Short program at 7:30 p.m.


You are invited to a rare screening of Our Vanishing Legacy, the first prime-time broadcast advocating preservation efforts in New York City!

First aired on WCBS-TV on September 21, 1961, the short film looks at threats to the City's architectural heritage prior to the passage of the Landmarks Law in 1965, effectively arguing the need to enact legislation to protect significant buildings. The film explores what were then "unofficial" landmarks, including Carnegie Hall, which had been recently saved from demolition, the prospects for the adaptive reuse of the Jefferson Market Courthouse, and commercial threats to the architectural integrity of Grand Central Terminal. From a vandalized Old Merchant's House downtown to encroaching white brick apartment buildings uptown, this rarely-seen footage is remarkable to behold.   

Following the screening, Gordon Hyatt, the film's award-winning writer and producer, will answer questions and share reflections on the making of the film. Join us for an evening celebrating how far preservation has come in the past 50 years!  


The event will be held at:

The Loft at Professor Thom's Bar & Restaurant*

219 Second Avenue, btw. E. 13th & E. 14th Sts.

New York City


Free, but reservations are required.

To register, please call 212-988-8379

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*Food and drinks will be available for purchase


Co-sponsored by the New York Preservation Archive Project, the Neighborhood Preservation Center, Historic Districts Council, Preservation Alumni, and Pratt Historic Preservation Alumni.  


This program is part of NYC Landmarks50 Alliance, the multi-year celebration of  

the 50th anniversary of New York City's Landmarks Law.




Internship Program


The Historic Preservation Internship Training Program trains our future historic preservation professionals.


The application deadline for Academic Year 2014-2015 internships with the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior is October 24, 2014.


New positions added October 2.            

Application - MS Word Format

Application - Fillable PDF Format


The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical experience in cultural resource management programs in the National Park Service headquarters, field offices, and parks, and in other federal agencies.


Working under the direction of experienced historic preservation professionals, students undertake short-term research and administrative projects. Students learn about and contribute to the national historic preservation programs and the federal government’s preservation and management of historic properties.


The short-term internships are available in the summer and during the school year. The internship program is operated jointly with the National Council for Preservation Education.


Contact Guy Lapsley, Technical Preservation Services, for more information.


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