Walking Tour: Poy Gum Lee's Chinatown

Sun, Oct 18, 2015 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Tickets: $15/Adult, $12/Student & Senior; $8/MOCA member.

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See what Chinatown looked like in 1963, at the time of the completion of the Pagoda Theatre that used to be on East Broadway. Guest curator of Chinese Style: Rediscovering the Architecture of Poy Gum Lee, 1923-1968, Kerri Culhane leads a walking tour of Chinatown that traces architect Poy Gum Lee’s life and highlights his work and influence on the architecture of Chinatown.


Kerri Culhane spent the last 15 years focusing on documenting the historic immigrant neighborhoods of Manhattan's Lower East Side, including Two Bridges, Chinatown, Little Italy, and The Bowery. Kerri holds a Master in Architectural History and Historic Preservation from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Master of Science in Ecological Planning and Design from the Conway School in Massachusetts. She is currently the Associate Director of Two Bridges Neighborhood Council on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Image Credit: Poy Gum Lee, On Leong Tong, 83-85 Mott Street. Presentation Drawing., 1948, Reproduction of original drawing, Courtesy of the Poy Gum Lee Archive.