Come celebrate the famous women of GC


The Cathedral of the Incarnation was built by Cornelia Stewart as a memorial to her husband, Garden City founder Alexander Turney Stewart.

Join your friends and neighbors for a fun Friday night, celebrating two of Garden City’s most impressive historical figures. On Friday March 8th, you will have a chance to hear a bit about Olive Tjaden, the first licensed female architect in New York State who opened her office in Garden City in 1928. Local artist Michael White will share his paintings of some of Tjaden’s GC homes, highlighting the amazing contribution she made to the overall character of the Village. Your home may be one of the over 200 homes Tjaden designed in Garden City!

The program, which is sponsored by the Garden City Property Owners Associations, will also highlight the important work of Cornelia Stewart. Many know her as the wife of AT Stewart. But, after his death, Cornelia was the one who continued the work, ensuring the completion of many of our most important buildings in the Village. There will be fun information, period costumes and an update on the development of Cornelia’s Garden.

QR codeThere will be some fun raffles (including work by Michael White), along with cocktails and lite refreshments.

The event will take place on Friday, March 8th, from 7 – 9 PM at the GC Senior Center. Registration is free, and you can RSVP at TINYURL.COM/MRYRZR5Y

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