Category Archives: Discover Classical New York

ICAA Members Visit the Edward S. Harkness House

By Anthony Del Aversano On Saturday, February 21, 2015, ICAA members were given a tour of one of Manhattan’s true hidden gems, the Edward S. Harkness House. Situated on the corner of 75th Street and Fifth Avenue, this seven story, … Read more »

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ICAA Members Visit the Morris-Jumel Mansion

This past Saturday, May 18th, ICAA members visited the oldest house in Manhattan, the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Located on the second highest point in Manhattan at 160th Street, the house has a long history from General George Washington’s 34-day stay during … Read more »

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Discover Classical New York: Jackson Heights Walking Tour – Saturday June 2, 2012

By Gay Giordano On Saturday a group of ICAA members and staff joined historian and 2012 Arthur Ross Award winner, Francis Morrone, for a walking tour through the Jackson Heights historic district. Jackson Heights is believed to be the first … Read more »

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Untermyer Gardens Tour May 26, 2012

By Gay Giordano and David Ludwig On Saturday, May 26, over 25 Institute members and friends toured Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, NY. The tour, led by Stephen F. Byrns, the Chair of the Untermyer Gardens Board of Directors (and architect … Read more »

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The Theory and Practice of Architectural Ecstasy: A Visit to New York’s Park Avenue Armory

by Seth Joseph Weine Fellow of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America Photos by ICA&CA Member Pamela Johntson How come nobody’s talking about architectural ectasy? Oh, we’ve recently heard from some design bards about “pleasure” and “happiness”—and I … Read more »

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Fairy Book Suburb on Long Island

By the time participants of Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America’s Discover Classical New York tour reached the final stop on Saturday’s walking tour, we had discovered an excellent example of the garden city movement, observed exceptional urban planning, … Read more »

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