Since 1955, the Fletcher-Sinclair mansion has been home to the Ukrainian Institute of America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the art, music and literature of Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora. The Institute serves both a center for the Ukrainian-American community and as America’s “Window on Ukraine” hosting art exhibits, concerts, film screenings, poetry readings, literary evenings, children’s programs, lectures, symposia and full educational programs, all open to the public. In 1897 the banker, broker and railroad investor Isaac D. Fletcher (1844-1917) commissioned the architect Charles P.H. Gilbert to design a new house. Gilbert designed over 100 large houses in New York City during a career that spanned from the 1880s to the 1920s. As a C.P.H. Gilbert house, the mansion was given a second life as home to the Ukrainian Institute of America. The Fletcher-Sinclair mansion is protected as a contributing element of the Metropolitan Museum Historic District and in 1977 was designated as a National Historic Landmark. Four floors of the historic building will be open to the public during OHNY Weekend.
Sunday Tour Info: Tours at 10:30, 11:30am, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30pm will give visitors the chance to explore this historic landmark with Operations Manager Jasper Sta Ana. (1 hr)
Image Credit: Sarah van Ouwerkerk and Thierry Gourjon