Celebrating 150 Years of Emery Roth, Architect of Our City

Emery Roth, born in 1871, was an architect and Hungarian-Jewish immigrant to New York. Roth designed many of the New York City hotels and apartment buildings that defined the 1920s and 1930s, incorporating Beaux-Arts and Art Deco details to create the decorative streetscapes we know and love, from The Shenandoah in Sheridan Square to the San Remo on Central Park West to Park Avenue’s Ritz Tower. Specializing in luxury apartment buildings, the advent of steel-frame construction facilitated Roth’s designs, which have been called “flamboyant and adventurous” to new heights. Join us for a panel discussion about Roth’s architecture, work, life, archive, and legacy. Join Professor Andrew Dolkart, Archivist Shelley Hayreh, and Architects Richard Roth Jr. and Emery Roth II for a panel conversation celebrating the 150 Years of Emery Roth.

Co-hosted by Village Preservation, Landmark West!, and the Historic District Council.


October 25th
6:00 pm