Last week, FRIENDS and the Neighborhood Preservation Center co-sponsored “Building History Detectives: Upper East Side,” a talk with architectural historian, Susan De Vries. Held inside the beautiful Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in Yorkville, aspiring researchers gathered to learn about the online tools you can use to research the architectural, cultural, and social history of a building. Using the resources available, Susan picked a case study building, and was even able to find historic advertisements and floor plans!

To embark on your own building research, click HERE for the resource guide handed out at the talk, which lists some of the best resources available.