Currently seeking a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, Ellen Brenna lives on Long Island and studies at Pratt Institute in Manhattan. Lately, those studies have become focused on the management and interpretation of historic sites.
I have worked in art galleries, movie theaters, internet start-ups that barely started, architecture firms, defunct record stores, publishers, theater companies, bakeries, non-profits, historic sites and museums. I prefer the historic sites and museums.
I have lived in New York and Colorado and loved both. Where I am going next is a glorious mystery that will only be solved after graduation.
The perspective of this blog is simply one of stewardship. The care and maintenance of the built and the unbuilt environment are essentially complementary and necessary for basic human health, happiness and long-term survival. None of this is manageable without an appreciation of history and a careful analysis of past and future purposes. Also buildings and flowers are pretty.
Far more fascinating, the banner image above is a detail from the Chanin Building a sensational Art Deco building near Grand Central Terminal.