To those who have never made the trek up to Tuxedo Park, it almost sounds like a fictional name of a place in a book about the years before the depression. Interestingly, that’s not far off. The village, developed as a private hunting-and-fishing reserve by Pierre Lorillard II, which was host to famous New Yorkers like JP Morgan and William Waldorf Astor. The architect of the cottages in the area was Bruce Price, and his style went on to influence some of the most famous Modernist architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright.
Bruce Price’s name is not exactly mainstream, but at 3 p.m. this Saturday, August 22, CALA professor Francis Morrone will be giving a lecture on the man at the Tuxedo Historical Society. To find out more about the event, you can go to the official event page.
For more on the history of New York, Francis Morrone will also be teaching Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the New York of their Time this summer. We also are offering three other historical tours of the city: