An invitation from our friends at the Historical Society of the New York Courts:

The Historical Society of the New York Courts extends a warm invitation to attend: History of Foley Square: New York Legal Landmarks & Civic Reform on Tuesday, February 27that 6:30 PM at NYC Bar Association (42 W. 44th St. NYC).

Have you ever wondered how Foley Square came to be surrounded by State and Federal courthouses and other buildings? History of Foley Square will find answers to this question by examining the migration of these buildings — some of them among our city’s foremost civic structures — within the context of the national civic center movement that arose in the early 1900s. The evening’s exploration will include a look at the important, and perhaps under-recognized, role taken by George McAneny, city planner and preservation advocate, in Foley Square’s development.  Join us, along with our speakers Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt, Robert Pigott, Jon Ritter, Charles Starks, and Hon. Dennis Jacobs, for this fascinating investigation!

This event is free and open to the public.

For details about the program and to register, please go to:

Thank you and we hope you can join us at the event!