Morrone, Pearsall to Speak at Bard Breakfast Wednesday

pearsallNext Wednesday, December 9, Francis Morrone, architectural historian, Brooklyn resident, and author of An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn, will speak at the 2009 Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit presented by the New York Preservation Archive Project. Mr. Morrone will be introduced by Otis Pratt Pearsall (photo), Heights resident, lawyer, and leader of the successful campaign in the 1960s to have the Heights designated the City’s first historic district.

The topic of Mr. Morrone’s talk will be “One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Preservation: How the Architectural Walking Tour Built the Preservation Movement.” The event will take place at The Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Avenue, 17th Floor (Manhattan), from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. For further information, and to purchase tickets, please visit the NYPAP website, or contact Laura Pedersen at

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