John Freeman Gill will visit the Ferguson Library to present an illustrated talk about "The Gargoyle Hunters," his book on the the landmark Woolworth Building. His talk will also describe both the history of the building's Gothic terra-cotta facade and the original research he conducted into its 1970s restoration. The talk will be followed by a reading from a nail-biting scene in his book that takes place at the top of the Woolworth Building as well as a book sale and signing. Refreshments will be served.
The New York Times calls the book, "Marvelously evocative ... exuberant ... eye-opening... [an] urban Indiana Jones-like escapade."