Addisleigh Park Designated As NYC's 102nd Historic District

Today, the LPC also voted to designate the Addisleigh Park Historic District in Queens. The 422 homes designated represent a community that contains excellent examples of Tudor Revival and Colonial Revival architecture, a wealth of famous past residents, and helps tell the important story of African-American cultural history over the past half-century.

In 2006, HDC, in partnership with the Addisleigh Park Civic Organization, launched a project to document the architectural and social significance of Addisleigh Park. The project included a survey of the core area of architectural significance and documentation of the development of the neighborhood. In addition, HDC documented many of Addisleigh’s most renowned residents, including Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, W.E.B. DuBois, Jackie Robinson, Lena Horne, Milt Hinton, Illinois Jacquet, Percy Sutton, Roy Campanella and the many others who made their homes here starting in the 1940s. We were aided in our work with grants from the Preservation League of New York State, the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. To read more about HDC’s work with the neighborhood, click here.

We would like to thank all our partners in this effort who helped the Addisleigh Park Historic District become reality, including the Addisleigh Park Civic Organization, historians Jane Cowan and Maxine Gordon, Councilmember Leroy Comrie, the residents of Addisleigh Park, and of course the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

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