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Photo: View of the Library doorway. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Wallen


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Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Lecture starts at 7:00 p.m.)

House of the Redeemer
7 East 95th Street
New York, NY 10128

SPLIA will be visiting the Edith Shepard Fabbri house at 7 East 95th Street on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Join us for a cocktail reception and a lecture on the architect Grosvenor Atterbury by Anne Walker, historian at Peter Pennoyer Architects.

About the Edith Shepard Fabbri House
Built between 1914 and 1916 as a residence for Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt’s granddaughter, Edith Shepard Fabbri and her husband, Ernesto (an associate of J. P. Morgan), the House at 7 East 95th Street is considered by many to be one of the most distinguished examples of early 20th century residential architecture in New York City. It was designed by Grosvenor Atterbury in the Italian Renaissance revival style to showcase interior decoration by Ernesto Fabbri’s brother, Egisto, that incorporated the couple’s collection of Italian Renaissance and Baroque architectural fragments and furnishings. The most outstanding of these features is the library, originally created for the Ducal palace in Urbino, Italy, and transported to the United States on two ships during World War I.

Edith Shepard Fabbri deeded the property to the Episcopal Church in 1949 to be used as a religious retreat house under the name “House of the Redeemer.” Designated a New York City Landmark in 1974, it continues to serve as place for reflection, study, and fellowship.

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