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(Sold Out) 1 p.m. Great Architects of Green-Wood Walking Tour with Francis Morrone
May 3, 2014, 1:00pm–3:00pm
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Join architectural historian and expert tour guide Francis Morrone as he leads a special architecturally themed walking tour of Green-Wood. The cemetery’s 478 acres boasts not simply a stunning landscape, but also world-class art and architecture. And with such a vast array of good design, it’s no surprise that many famed architects also chose Green-Wood as their final resting place.
In addition to discussing some of Green-Wood’s notable structures, such as the main gothic arches by Richard M. Upjohn and the chapel by Warren & Wetmore (the architects behind Grand Central), Morrone will point out the sites of the many prominent architects who are buried at Green-Wood – like James Renwick Jr., cast-iron king James Bogardus, Central Park contributor Jacob Wrey Mould and more. You will learn of their fascinating lives, fruitful careers, and influence in the architecture arena.
Morrone was named, by Travel + Leisure magazine, one of the 13 best tour guides in the world and this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the only tour Morrone has ever led in Green-Wood.
$15 for members of Green-Wood / $20 for nonmembers.
Funding generously provided by the New York State Council on the Arts. Click here for our inclement weather policy.