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New Oral History With Architect and Preservation Pioneer
James Stewart Polshek

GVSHP has just added a new oral history to our collection of nearly fifty interviews with preservation pioneers, architects, artists, businesspeople, and movers and shakers who helped shape Greenwich Village and the East Village over the last half-century or more. 
Our latest is James Stewart Polshek. Jim has lived in Greenwich Village since 1955, and his career as an architect has included buildings across the globe. His work in Greenwich Village has focused on complementing the neighborhood's historic architecture, scale, and character, designing the Washington Court apartments in 1985 and the renovation of the Grace Church School. Polshek was Dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation from 1972–1987, and created founded Architects and Planners for Social Responsibility, which works for peace, environmental protection, social justice, and the development of healthy communities. 
You can read the oral history here, or listen to it in full here or to a clip here.

Explore all our oral histories here.

Last week we also conducted a live interview with Jim as part of a program celebrating the release of the oral history – watch the video here.



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