Charles Lockwood was the founder of Charles Lockwood & Associates and the author of the classic book Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Townhouse 1783-1929. The first book ever written on the New York row house, Bricks and Brownstone was published in 1972, when Lockwood was just 24. Bricks and Brownstone established Lockwood as the “consummate authority”—in the words of the New Yorker—on New York’s brownstones. As the New York Times has noted, Bricks and Brownstone in its various editions has functioned as a “Bible” for preservationists, one which “chronicled and furthered the row-house revival that transformed many New York neighborhoods.” For four decades until his untimely death in 2012, Lockwood advised townhouse owners on the restoration and historic features of their homes, a service which Charles Lockwood & Associates carries on today.
Patrick W. Ciccone
Patrick Ciccone worked closely with Charles Lockwood over the last decade of Charles’ life on townhouse consulting and restoration advice. Patrick was also Lockwood’s collaborator on books including The Siege of Washington (Oxford, 2011) and is the co-author, with Lockwood, of the forthcoming revised and expanded edition of Bricks and Brownstone (Rizzoli, 2014). He has a masters degree in historic preservation from Columbia University, where he also received his undergraduate degree.