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Lecture: "Kingston Post Office"
"Life and Death of the Kingston Post Office: A Story of an American Community Through the Eyes of an Architectural Gem”
Wednesday, April 20, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Riverport Wooden Boat School Classroom
$5/person | HRMM members FREE
The demolition of the architecturally unique 1907 Kingston Post Office in 1970 was a turning point for historic preservation in Kingston. In this discussion of the history of both the post office itself and its subsequent destruction, filmmaker Stephen Blauweiss will present rare photographs and historic postcards about the “life” and “death” of this iconic building. Book signing to follow.
Stephen Blauweiss is an independent filmmaker. His 25 years of experience encompass all aspects, from concept through final production, and he has produced over 75 short films, 3 features, and several music videos. Blauweiss is co-director and co-producer of Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal, a feature documentary chronicling how in the 1960s, federally funded urban renewal projects destroyed hundreds of working-class communities across America, including Kingston's Rondout neighborhood. He co-authored “The Life and Death of the Kingston Post Office” with Karen Berelowitz.
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