November 11: James Renwick, Jr.

November 11: On this date in 1818, James Renwick, Jr., who would go on to design St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Grace Church on Broadway, the Smithsonian Castle, and the Renwick Gallery, was born.

November 7: Richard Yates

November 7: Richard Yates, novelist and short-story writer best known for “Revolutionary Road,” died on this date in 1992; the book was made into a movie that was released in 2008.

Launching NYC’s AGS Chapter

This past Saturday, about 55 people gathered at Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel for the launch of the New York Chapter of the Association for Gravestones Studies. The Association for Gravestone Studies is described on its website as follows: The Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS) was founded in 1977 for the purpose of furthering the study and … Read more

November 4: Laura Keene

November 3: Actress Laura Keene, who was on stage at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. on the evening of April 14, 1865, and recognized fellow actor John Wilkes Booth as he ran past her after shooting President Abraham Lincoln, died on this date in 1873.