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Wednesday, February 8, 2023 — 6:00 p.m
Private Tour: The Frederick R. Koch Foundation Townhouse
6 East 80th Street

Six East 80th Street is one of a trio of townhomes commissioned by "dime store magnate" Frank W. Woolworth, as gifts for his three daughters. The three houses, 2, 4, and 6, were designed by Charles Pierrepont Henry Gilbert, as was Woolworth's own house across 80th Street where 990 Fifth Avenue now stands. The youngest daughter, Jessie Woolworth Donohue, was given the home at number 6.

Frederick Robinson Koch purchased the house in 1986 and then embarked on a meticulous renovation with project architect Charles T. Young. In addition to other improvements, Young redesigned the central staircase to extend its Carrera marble balustrade from the principal floor to the top of the stairwell, and replaced its original plaster walls with Caen limestone. Several rooms incorporate decorative elements believed to be from Versailles and Petite Trianon. Koch's fine and decorative art collections make 6 East 80th one of the very finest houses in Manhattan.

Mr. Koch died in February 2020 and willed the house to his eponymous foundation which happily invites members of AFGG to tour this private museum. Reception to follow.

Rescheduled to March, 2023
The American Friends of the Georgian Group and The Colonial Dames of America Present Inessential Colors: Architecture on Paper in Early Modern Europe
Colonial Dames of America, Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium
417 East 61st Street

Basile Baudez, Assistant Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, will present his latest book, Inessential Colors: Architecture on Paper in Early Modern Europe (Princeton University Press, 2021) with an illustrated talk. In Inessential Colors, which has been shortlisted for the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion, Baudez traces the use of color in European architectural drawings and prints, revealing how this phenomenon reflected the professional anxieties of an emerging professional practice that was simultaneously art and science. Baudez questions the role of color in Western architectural representation from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century under the concepts of imitation, convention, and affect. He argues that color is only used by architects at moments when their trade comes closer to either the cartographic world of engineers or the picturesque realm of painters. Basile Baudez specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European architecture. He has curated exhibitions on architectural drawings at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Copies of Inessential Colors will be available for purchase.

Tickets:
$50 Members of AFGG and CDA
$35 Young Georgians and Junior Dames
$60 Non-Members

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