from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation 
 September 2, 2008
It is with deep regret that we mark the recent passing of Verna Small. Verna was a giant of the preservation movements in Greenwich Village and New York City. She was a major force in the successful fight for the original Greenwich Village Historic District in 1969, as well as one of the founders of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. Verna was an ardent advocate for extension of historic district protections to the South Village, where she lived for many years. Verna also served for many years as the chair of Community Board #2's Landmarks Committee, and was a great teacher and inspiration in that capacity.
A public memorial service will be held to honor Verna's life on Sunday, September 14th at 1 P.M. in the Greenberg Lounge at NYU Law School, 40 Washington Square South (between MacDougal and Thompson Streets). We hope you will join in honoring the memory and legacy of this remarkable woman.