Conservancy Find at LPC Warehouse
An Early Sacred Sites Exhibit
Imagine our surprise, when an early Sacred Sites exhibit was discovered among the boxes and artifacts stored at the Landmarks Commission warehouse.
The exhibit was launched in 1990 to promote the importance of saving historic religious properties. It premiered at the Urban Center and was later displayed on Long Island and in Westchester. Evidently, we stored it in the warehouse awaiting another exhibit venue. We’re still waiting! And now our “landlords” at the LPC want us out! If anyone wants three, free, 12-foot kiosks with religious imagery, let us know.
Meantime, after reviewing the response to the initial Request for Proposals, LPC is now soliciting auctioneer services in order to sell the salvage warehouse contents in lots. They will be organized by type of material and in some cases, particular items. LPC has also reached out to more than a dozen organizations and institutions to donate some artifacts prior to the planned auction. The following non-profit groups will take artifacts, including some steer and ram heads from the New York Butchers Dressed Meat Company and interior elements from the Audubon Ballroom, for their collections and for future public display: Hudson River Park Trust, New-York Historical Society, Museum of the City of New York, and the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural Center.