Get a Peek Behind the Restoration of the Coignet Building With an Online Lecture

Photo by Susan De Vries


A major exterior restoration gave the once-decaying Coignet Building in Gowanus a new lease on life and a new virtual talk will give a behind-the-scenes look at that project. Join The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen and The New York Landmarks Conservancy for an in-depth dive into the lessons learned during the lengthy restoration process.

Conservator Mary Jablonski, president of Jablonski Building Conservation, will share the research conducted into the New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company’s products and the process ultimately selected for treating the facade.

Coignet Building Restoration Gowanus

The Coignet Building in 2013. Photo by Cate Corcoran

Located at 360 3rd Avenue, the 1870s building has been on and off the market for years. Whole Foods developed the land around it and built a grocery store that hugs two sides of the building in exchange for restoring the crumbling exterior, a project completed in 2016.

The virtual program takes place on Tuesday, July 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. Advanced registration is required and the suggested donation is $15 for non-members, $10 for organization members and $5 for students. For full information on the lecture, visit the event page online.

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