Preserving Post-War Public Schools in Manhattan

Historic Preservation Studio

Spring 2013

Andrew Dolkart, critic

This studio undertook a comprehensive survey of post-war public schools built in Manhattan between 1945 and the mid-1970’s. This included documenting 88 eligible schools and completing contextual research about the building time period and the influence of modern design. The studio selected eight schools to propose as New York City individual landmarks, and a larger group of schools to create a non-contiguous district nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. The goal of this project was to promote further midcentury public school architecture research in the other four boroughs.

Prashant Banerjee, Rachel Levy, Erica Mollon, Beata Sasinska, Melissa Swanson, Vincent Wilke, Tianchi Yang A/B/C/D/E