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News: NYC Landmarks Commission Should Reject Plans Destroying Page Garden Integrity


June 26, 2018

On June 21, The Garden Club of America renewed its opposition to Frick Museum development plans that would undermine the integrity of the Russell Page Viewing Garden. In a second submission to the New York City Landmarks Commission, which is reviewing those plans today, the GCA urged the Commission to reject the Frick’s plans and to call on the parties to address substantive concerns raised about their impact on the integrity of the Garden.  Read the text of the GCA’s submissions: June 21 Letter and May 28 Letter

“We applauded the Frick when it announced in 2015 that it would develop alternative plans that would ensure the permanent preservation of that garden,” said GCA President Anne Neal Petri. “However, the plan before the Commission does not preserve the garden.”

Important concerns about the proposed changes have been raised by Frick family members Arabella Dane and Martha Frick Symington Sanger, both members of Garden Club of America clubs.  Martha Sanger’s op-ed appeared yesterday in The New York Times: Don’t Let the Frick Disappear.



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