2 Federal Row Houses Up for Landmark Consideration
LANDMARKING OF TWO 1820 FEDERAL HOUSES ADVANCES
Two 1820 federal-era houses proposed for landmark designation by GVSHP and the NY Landmarks Conservancy (NYLC) at 486 and 488 Greenwich Street (btw. Spring and Canal) will be heard by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, April 10th, at 3 pm. These two houses are among thirteen federal-era houses in Lower Manhattan that GVSHP and the NYLC have proposed for designation; five have been landmarked (127, 129, and 131 MacDougal Street, 4 St. Mark’s Place, and 67 Greenwich Street) and three are currently under consideration by the City (94, 94 1/2, and 96 Greenwich Street).
Federal-era houses (1790-1830) are amongst the oldest class of structures remaining in New York City. 486 and 488 Greenwich Street are a particularly charming pair of houses that survive in an area which has seen massive development in recent years. For more information on the GVSHP/NYLC “13 Federals” effort, see www.gvshp.org/federalrowhouses.htm and www.gvshp.org/13federals.pdf.
HOW TO HELP:
SEND A LETTER TO THE LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION (LPC) NOW URGING THEM TO LANDMARK 486 AND 488 GREENWICH STREET, AND TO MOVE AHEAD WITH THE REST OF THE 13 PROPOSED FEDERAL HOUSES — go to www.gvshp.org/federalrowhousesletter.htm for a sample letter you can use.
TESTIFY AT THE LPC HEARING IN SUPPORT OF DESIGNATION — come to the LPC at One Centre Street (at Chambers), 9th floor, at 3 pm (bring photo ID to enter). You can also use the sample letter at www.gvshp.org/federalrowhousesletter.htm as sample testimony at the LPC.