Bay Ridge Parkway – Doctors’ Row

STATUS Designated Historic District


ARCHITECT: Bay Ridge Development Company

DATE: 1906-1913

STYLE: Neo-Renaissance

limestone

Designated: June 25, 2019

Bay Ridge Parkway, known as “Doctors’ Row,” serves as an unofficial gateway to Bay Ridge, as it is a major thoroughfare within the neighborhood. The area gets its name from the many doctors offices that have long been located on the block. The Historic District includes a total of 53 properties located between 4th and 5th Avenues in Brooklyn. The 400 block of Bay Ridge Parkway is the only known street–avenue to avenue—to have limestone rowhouses on both sides of the street in the Bay Ridge neighborhood, which lends a strong sense of place. This homogeneity is due to the buildings’ construction by one developer, the Bay Ridge Development Company. The houses were constructed between 1906-1913 and have survived remarkably intact, appearing much the same as they did in historic real estate ads found in the Brooklyn Eagle from the early twentieth century. Original stonework carvings, stained glass, woodwork and ironwork adorn the facades.

STATUS Designated Historic District

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May 13, 2019

HDC@LPC: Designation Testimony: Bay Ridge Parkway/Doctors’ Row Historic District

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“I don’t know what the City would be without HDC. [They] testified before LPC time after time and helped us focus on the right issues. We would not be an historic district without HDC! ”

Doreen Gallo: DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance

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“Use HDC as a resource because they know what they are doing and can offer advice on how to go about creating a district from every front: architectural, political, LPC, and the media. I had floundered prior to my involvement with this invaluable organization.”

Fern Luskin: Lamartine Place Historic District; Friends of Lamartine Place & Gibbons Underground Railroad Site

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“HDC provided guidance and shared information during that process—we knew which Council members were going one way or another and we changed a few minds. I don’t think NoHo would have had as cohesive a district had it not been for HDC’s aid.”

Zella Jones: NoHo Historic District; NoHo East; and NoHo Extension

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“I remember Richard saying at a meeting, we have someone here from HDC, Nadezhda Williams, Director of Preservation and Research, to help us. She said to us, ‘You are not the only ones going through this.’ HDC included us in an enormous community”

Erika Petersen: West End Preservation Society