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Celebration of the Life and Work of Dorothy Miner

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The friends of Dorothy Marie Miner invite you to join us this Thursday, April 16, at 4:00 p.m. for a celebration of her life and work. The tribute will take place at Columbia University’s St. Paul’s Chapel.

Dorothy’s legacy as a lawyer, preservationist, and teacher will be further honored and continued through the Dorothy Miner Memorial Travel Fellowship Fund.  The fund has been established by the Historic Preservation Program of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where Dorothy taught and mentored for many years. Dorothy always encouraged students to travel, and this fund will help students defray travel expenses related to their theses.

Dorothy was one of New York’s sharpest minds, iron wills, and gracious hearts. As the counsel for the Landmarks Preservation Commission for two decades, she furiously protected the integrity of the Landmarks Law. After leaving the Commission in 1994, Dorothy continued to be active in the preservation world, offering her expertise to many non-profit and civic organizations, including MAS. She not only served on our Preservation, Planning, and Law Committees but she was also a mentor to the staff. In addition, Dorothy was a dedicated and inspiring professor at Columbia’s Historic Preservation program, Pace University School of Law, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

We hope you can join us on Thursday, April 16 to celebrate the life of this remarkable lawyer, preservationist, teacher, and friend.